SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA — A California bill passed on Friday requires judges in custody cases to consider “gender affirmation” as part of a child’s health, safety and welfare.
The bill, now sent to Governor Gavin Newsom for signature, risks having dire effects on families, alienating children from a parent who refuses to play along with the ideological gender confusion and LGBTQ agenda.
Under the new law, if one parent refuses to support their child’s “gender transitioning,” they can be deemed as neglecting the health, safety and welfare of the child in question – thus losing custody to the other parent or the state.
“As used in this paragraph, the health, safety, and welfare of the child includes, among other comprehensive factors, a parent’s affirmation of the child’s gender identity or gender expression. Affirmation includes a range of actions and will be unique for each
child, but in every case must promote the child’s overall health and well-being,” Section 3011 of the California Family Code will be amended to state, according to the bill.
AB 957 was written by California State Rep. Lori Wilson, a Democrat who allegedly has a transgender child. It was co-sponsored by radical Leftist Andrew Weiner, a proponent of school officials keeping information about minor students secret from their parents.
Wiener also authored SB 107 – a bill passed last year which made California the first “sanctuary state” for transgender treatments and surgeries performed on minors.
The new bill, AB957, follows a pattern of how children are weaponized against parents whose personal politics may not agree with the radical Leftist agenda of the state. The Florida Standard spoke with a 47-year-old California man with personal experience of how the state breaks down families and individuals.
Kevin (a pseudonym to protect his identity) is currently part of a drawn-out custody battle. He said that during the so-called pandemic, he was ordered by the court to wear a mask indoors as a condition of having his daughter stay with him over weekends. The reason, he explained, was his refusal to take the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine.
“My ex-wife realized that she could use the COVID scare to turn my daughter against me – including manipulating the judge. When she came to see me, she was wearing a mask and a face shield. Her mother had ordered her to only take them off when eating,” Kevin told The Florida Standard.
Kevin says that the situation has led to a deep depression and that he feels defeated. He has reached a point where he is so exhausted that he’s starting to consider walking away from it all – giving up on his daughter.
“The cards are stacked against you in California. I never thought I would reach this point… but I’m here now. I don’t know what else I can do.”