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Proposed California Bill Removes Parental Custody

A new California bill would require that youth receive so-called “gender affirming care … even if it means removing them from the custody of their parents to do so.

08/12/22

John Stonestreet

Kasey Leander

A new California bill would require that youth receive so-called “gender affirming care” … even if it means removing them from the custody of their parents to do so.  If passed, SB 107 would, according to the California Family Council, “empower California courts to take ‘temporary emergency jurisdiction’ of children if they come to California for trans-drugs, surgery, or mental healthcare.”  

This would not only apply to parents and children who are California residents, but to children who travel to California from anywhere in the country. As one attorney put it, “SB 107 may be the most brazen assault on fundamental parental rights in the history of this state.” This bill is the culmination of destructive and backwards ideas: that gender affirmation means rejecting the body, that removing healthy organs is the right way to treat gender dysphoria, that “trans kids” are expressing an innate identity instead of a temporary experience, and that parents who question invasive procedures deserve to have their kids taken away from them.  

Ideas have consequences. If this bill becomes law, there will be many victims of these bad ideas.  

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