Sunday, July 25, 2021

California Court Strikes Down Transgender Pronoun Law as First Amendment Violation; Court Rules CA Law Requiring use of Transgender Pronouns is a Violation of Free Speech

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California court strikes down transgender pronoun law as First Amendment violation:
A California appeals court has ruled that a state law requiring nursing home staff to refer to transgender residents by their preferred pronouns violates the First Amendment.
The court said the pronoun provision was a “content-based restriction on speech” that runs afoul of the Constitution because it compels nursing home staff to communicate a message they may not wish to convey.
“The pronoun provision at issue here tests the limits of the government’s authority to restrict pure speech that, while potentially offensive or harassing to the listener, does not necessarily create a hostile environment,” the court ruled this month. --->READ MORE HERE
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Court rules California law requiring use of transgender pronouns is a violation of free speech
The State of California Third District Court of Appeals ruled that a state law requiring the use of preferred pronouns by nursing home workers violated their free speech rights.
The court struck down the pro-transgender regulation on Friday in a unanimous 3-0 decision.
The provision was a part of the LGBTQ Long-Term Care Facility Residents' Bill of Rights passed in 2017 and signed into law by then-Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill's author, state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), released a statement lambasting the decision.
"The Court's decision is disconnected from the reality facing transgender people," said Sen. Wiener.
"Deliberately misgendering a transgender person isn't just a matter of opinion, and it's not simply 'disrespectful, discourteous, or insulting.' Rather, it's straight up harassment," he continued. --->READ MORE HERE
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