Newsom Vetoes Bill on Parental Support of Child’s Gender Identity in Custody Cases

Posted on AllSides September 24th, 2023
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Gov. Gavin Newsom of California vetoed a bill on Friday that would instruct judges presiding over custody battles in the state to take into consideration a parent’s support for a child’s gender identity when making custody and visitation decisions. Why It Matters: The veto signals a break from the governor’s stance in support of transgender rights. In a letter accompanying his veto on Friday, Mr. Newsom, a Democrat, said that while he while he shares “a deep commitment” to advancing transgender rights, he urged caution about making legal standards “in...

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