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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Vetoes ‘Trans Rights’ Bill

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Vetoes ‘Trans Rights’ Bill

Cynical ploy to appeal to voters outside California or realistic understanding that the GOP can use the same tactic against Democrat crazy?

In a surprise move, California governor Gavin Newsom (D) vetoed the controversial bill that would have directed judges in custody cases to favor the parent who ‘affirms’ their child’s transgender delusions.

KCRA reports:

A California bill would require judges to consider a parent’s acceptance or affirmation of their child’s gender identity when weighing child custody disputes.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday vetoed Assembly Bill 957, which lawmakers passed earlier in September. The Assembly approved the measure and sent it to the governor’s desk on a party-line vote of 57-16.

. . . . Bill author and Assemblymember Lori Wilson, a Democrat, said the intent of the bill was to protect the health and well-being of transgender children and noted parents would not be required to move forward with gender-affirming health care.

Lawmakers supporting the measure said gender affirmation would not be the only factor judges would need to consider if it were to become law.

Speculation is rife that Newsom is setting himself up to run for president.

But reading Newsom’s veto response, it seems that he may be one of the few Democrats savvy enough to understand that such moves can be used against Democrat anti-American policies in red districts and states (archive link).

This legislation would require a court, when determining the best interests of a child in a child custody or visitation proceeding, to consider, among other comprehensive factors, a parent’s affirmation of the child’s gender identity or gender expression.

I appreciate the passion and values that led the author to introduce this bill. I share a deep commitment to advancing the rights of transgender Californians, an effort that has guided my decisions through many decades in public office.

That said, I urge caution when the Executive and Legislative branches of state government attempt to dictate – in prescriptive terms that single out one characteristic – legal standards for the Judicial branch to apply. Other-minded elected officials, in California and other states, could very well use this strategy to diminish the civil rights of vulnerable communities.

He’s not wrong, but if he didn’t haven’t presidential aspirations, he would not care one tiny bit if this route could be used against Democrats . . . or if signing this radical bill into law would be wildly unpopular outside California.


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This is just him vetoing a bill that makes it too obvious what they are ALREADY doing.

The courts have been, and will continue, to remove children because of this ‘gender identity’ nonsense.

This bill just made it explicit what they are ALREADY doing.

1) Does the Assembly and State Senate have the votes to override the veto?

2) It’ll take a lot more than this veto to convince anyone that Governor Brylcreem is a ‘moderate’.

I don’t think this will work out for him.

People have long memories and national opinion does not pivot quickly with political winds. Look at Joe Biden….he was able to run on the fake notion that he would be a moderate because he did cultivate that image for years. The same inability of widely held opinion to recognize neobidenism and his handlers got him elected. The same lack of shift might doom Newsom’s swift attempt to pivot moderate.

He’s running, but waiting for the appointment instead of the election

These people do not understand the definition of ‘affirm’: to maintain as true.

Greasy Newsolini is such a transparently self-serving snake and typical Dumb-o-crat. Everyone under the Sun knows his stance on this parental rights “trans” notification issue is entirely motivated by his self-serving political ambitions. Politically ambitious Dumb-o-crats always take stances not out of moral probity and integrity, but, out of crass political self-interest and expediency.

Greasy Newsolini will happily sell out all of his fanatical Dumb-o-crat convictions, in the hope of disingenuously presenting himself as an allegedly pragmatic “moderate.” Similar to how privileged narcissist-incompetent, Obama, tardily “criticized” his hate-filled, racist and bigot preacher, Reverend Wright, after gleefully sitting in his rotten pew for twenty years to gain “street cred” with Chicago blacks. Obama’s self-serving “criticism” of Wright was his supposed “Sister Souljah” moment — a Dumb-o-crat showing his alleged “moderate” chops — except, this was all a calculated, self-serving and insincere bit of theatrical posturing.

Obama hadn’t changed his radical ideological stripes — he’d just decided that it was worth kicking Wright to the curb like an old shoe, in order to fulfill his White House ambitions. If Obama had been sincere in condemning Wright’s racism and bile, he never would have sat in his pew for twenty years, in the first place.

Anyone who buys this charade is a fool.

    guyjones in reply to guyjones. | September 24, 2023 at 8:16 am

    I substitute ” ‘trans’ custody bill” for my reference to a “trans” notification bill, above.

    Concise in reply to guyjones. | September 24, 2023 at 11:10 am

    Same for Biden. Known for decades. Reagan despised him. The country at large despised him. The magic of the harvested unverified mail-in ballot can change the dynamic, notwithstanding public opinion.

He’s such a good Catholic boy.

Sadly, fools will fall for this snake.