It Is Now Illegal To Use ‘Wrong Gender Pronouns’ In California

People in California can now be sent to prison for using the wrong gender pronoun, after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Thursday.

People in California can now be sent to prison for using the wrong gender pronoun, after Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday that criminalizes people who refer to someone as “he” when they would prefer to be referred to as “she.”

The new law will be initially applicable to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, and mandates that those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” will be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished with a “$1,000 fine and up to twelve months in county prison“, according to the new California Heath and Safety code.

Known as the “LGBT Senior Bill Of Rights,” the legislation also requires nursing homes and care facilities to make their bathrooms gender neutral and allow all residents to use the bathroom of their choice, regardless of biological sex.

The bill’s author, Democratic State Sen. Scott Weiner, claims that traditional values and religious views are not “civil” and don’t hold weight in public areas.

Everyone is entitled to their religious view,” Wiener said. “But when you enter the public space, when you are running an institution, you are in a workplace, you are in a civil setting, and you have to follow the law.”

Wiener also released a statement thanking Gov. Jerry Brown for signing the controversial bill.

Our LGBT seniors built the modern LGBT community and led the fight for so many of the rights our community takes for granted today. It is our duty to make sure they can age with the dignity and respect they deserve,” Wiener wrote. “I want to thank Governor Brown for joining our coalition in supporting this bill, which will make a real difference in people’s lives. The LGBT Senior Bill of Rights is an important step in our fight to ensure all people are treated equally regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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  • Amaris

    it’s not illegal, it’s stupid as are the lawmakers in California.

  • Harry Wheeler

    So, I guess it is OK in California to refer to everyone as an “it”. That is about as gender neutral as you can get. It, aka Jerry Brown, wants gender neutrality. Let him be referred to, from this day forward, as Governor It Jerry Brown.

    • SpidermanVitamin

      Jerry Brown sounds like a black woman’s name. So (s)he should be forced to undergo the cosmetic procedures to fit the bill.

      • Harry Wheeler

        Lol. Geraldine Brown? Re, : Identity preferences to the shortened masculine eg: Jerry Brown. I get it. Clever. I’m not sure that there is any treatment out there to turn a white person black though. Although the reverse is apparently, conditionally, true. I refer you to Michael Jackson. So could it be ‘it’ was once a black ‘it’.

  • Guest

    Jerry Brown is a communist plain and simple.

    • sandy daniels

      wrong, a communist country doesn’t allow sexually deviant animals. Only the socialists are all for sexual deviancy.

  • fishing4truth

    I guess that means I’d be sent to prison for refusing to address a man as the female gender and a woman as the male gender. Gender bending is unnatural and perverse in my book… there you go Governor Jerry Brown.

  • Black Swan

    Is it OK to refer to Governor Jerry Brown as Governor MoonBeam?

  • Ron Wheeler

    Here is the procedure,
    A: Before addressing a person ask their preferred gender
    B: Ask them if it is proper to use their first name even if it suggest gender – and get it in writing
    C: May you formally address a person as “Ms,” “Mrs” “Mr,” “Master,” king or queen?”
    continued –

    • Ron Wheeler

      continued –

      D: If testifying in a court of law, can you use, “Lady,””man/women” “She,” “He,” or “Him?”
      E: Are you allowed to recite passages from a document, including the Bible or Koran, when it refers to he/she/him or her?
      F: Shall we hold libraries accountable when they have not redacted books, scrolls, relics, literature, poetry, artifacts, tablets, documents, and treaties when terms which depict gender are not edited out?

  • Fingal Carson

    Liberals and their priorities.

    • carlos lujan vergara

      Social Democrats were saying them in the Russia of Tsarist until they took power in 1917. then they called Bolsheviks. Trotsky was one of them. Now you call them Liberal, no!. They are TROTKISTAS. And they have them in power, Liberals still not calling them.

  • monica

    Governor Jerry Brown is an It” prick

    • Ron Wheeler

      Remember, that dude, J Brown use to drop acid and smoke and chew some weed in the 70s and it is just catching up now.

  • Jimmy James

    I surely do wish California would become a part of Mexico and secede from the US!

  • sandy daniels

    Screw California they ignore the constitution of the USA. Let them secede and see what it gets them. They are all butthurt queers transgender and bestiality freaks not to mention their predilection for abjectly STUPID liberalism. I would never go to California again I visited 30 years ago and it was even pathetic then. I recommend all the conservatives leave the state before the “peaceful” left murders them as Jews or Christians or some such other evil group. Such as the military or conservatives.

    • Jacob

      Someone sounds just a wee bit jealous…

      • sandy daniels

        I live in a free state.

        • Jacob

          Not sure how that’s at all relevant to your sounding jealous of all those lovely things you were describing, but okay. i mean, it’s not like every other state isn’t a free state. All states have laws, so you can’t really say that any state is truly free; at least not in an anarchosocialist sense.

          Oh wait…don’t tell me you’re one of those “sovereign citizen” nutbags…

  • Godzilla17

    This is totally crazy and over the top. Have the democratics and Gerry Brown no serious problems to deal with other than wasting time on gender politics. I hope the electorate tells him/ her/ it where to go in the next election.

    • kikdadog

      Right, they let anything on 2 legs and a driver’s licence vote. The electorate is voting these loons in.
      California is lost, mucho blood will be spilt before this is over.

  • Ron Wheeler

    Federal law can supersede this one. What if in the court-of-law in a federal indictment case a federal officer or witness uses the X word in their testimony, what are the ramifications here?

  • Jacob

    i think i’ll make a new snack, or maybe a candy, and i’ll call it “Salty Bigots,” and i’ll use screenshots of comments like these in my marketing material.

    i’m gonna make a mint.

  • marykreutz

    Is anyone using their brain? Dammit! This is is fake news and people believe it. We’re in real trouble because people just can’t use their brain to think things out or at least do a little research.

  • Stuckshoes

    His last name is Brown, so you are obliged to call him Shithead.

  • Dave Tibor

    People who are in hospices, rest homes, and other “treatment” facilities are due some respect, but the notion that using an improper pronoun should be a crime isn’t just stupid, it’s unconstitutional. If an employee is disrespectful, an employer can and should fire him/her/it, but making it a crime? Nonsense. Once again we see Democrats advocating that laws should only be enforced on the basis of religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.