Gavin Newsom Vetoes Bill Requiring Parents to Affirm Children's Genders

Posted on AllSides September 26th, 2023
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California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have directed judges to consider a parent’s acceptance of their child’s gender identity in custody disputes, arguing that it infringed on the separation of powers. In a letter accompanying his veto of Assembly Bill 957, sponsored by Assemblywoman Lori Wilson (D-Suisun City), Newsom said that while he appreciated the “passion and values” that led Wilson to propose the bill, he could not sign the bill. “I share a deep commitment to advancing the rights of transgender Californians, an effort that...

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