CA Passes Trans Sanctuary Bill to Defy Parents with Gender Transitions on Kids – Critics Call It State-Approved ‘Kidnapping’ by Talia Wise for CBN News
The California state Senate passed a bill Wednesday making it a sanctuary state for children seeking transgender medical treatment – even without their parents’ permission.
The bill allows California courts to take “temporary emergency jurisdiction” over out-of-state minors if they are seeking transgender drugs, surgery, or mental healthcare.
The bill would make California a legal destination for kids who want to make their sex changes permanent and according to the California Family Council (CFC) would become a gateway for children to receive hormones, puberty blockers, and irreversible gender surgery.
“This is a gut-and-amend bill that basically declares ‘open season’ to kids across the country when it comes to transgenderism,” said Jonathan Keller, president of the California Family Council, a conservative group. “This is the mutilation and amputation of children’s bodies. This is really what is at stake here.”
“Gut-and-amend” means SB 107 started in the Senate as a completely different bill but was changed before it got to the Assembly floor.
As CBN News reported, SB 107 was introduced by state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-District 11) to fight against what he called “brutal attacks on transgender children” in states that have moved to protect minors from being sterilized by puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex-change surgeries.
Some states are labeling these irreversible treatments as child abuse when they’re performed on children who are too young to fully comprehend what they’re doing.
Chloe Cole, an 18-year-old teenager who was born female but identified as male before changing course and returning to her biological gender, was one of those children.
She testified before the Senate on Wednesday.
“I was fast-tracked into medical transition after being diagnosed with dysphoria,” she explained. “In California, a child can pick their gender identity, and a care provider questioning that would be considered conversion therapy.”