Will ‘Gender Affirmation’ Matter in Custody Disputes?
California passed a bill that will allow affirmation of “gender identity’ to be considered in custody disputes, and Newsom is likely to sign.
From The Daily Wire. California may soon require judges to look at whether a parent goes along with a child’s “gender identity” during custody disputes, worrying advocates who say parents could lose custody if they don’t agree with a child’s claims to be transgender.
The Democrat-backed bill, AB 957, passed the State Assembly on Friday and the State Senate on Thursday. If signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom, the bill would require judges to consider whether a parent “affirms” a child’s “gender identity” among other factors during custody battles.
According to the bill, “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.” …
The bill passed the Assembly 57-16 and was opposed by California Republicans and conservative groups, who say the bill will erode parents’ rights and be easily manipulated. …
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(Excerpt from The Daily Wire. Photo Credit: AnkNet/Getty Images Signature)
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