Here is the latest news, from the Daily Wire, on the crusade by California politicians to eliminate the differences between genders:
“A new bill introduced by a member of the California state assembly would force stores that separated toys, clothing and childcare items into boys’ and girls’ sections to pay a $1,000 fine.”
The bill, AB 2826, was introduced by Democratic Assemblymember Evan Low, from Silicon Valley. Here is a synopsis of it:
“This bill would require a retail department store with 500 or more employees to maintain undivided areas of its sales floor where, if it sells childcare articles, children’s clothing, or toys, all childcare items, all clothing for children, or all toys, regardless of whether a particular item has traditionally been marketed for either girls or for boys, shall be displayed. Beginning on January 1, 2023, the bill would make a retail department store that fails to correct a violation of these provisions within 30 days of receiving written notice of the violation from the Attorney General liable for a civil penalty of $1,000, as provided.”
Here is Low’s explanation for introducing the bill:
“Low stated, “I was inspired to introduce this bill after 8-year-old Britten asked, ‘Why should a store tell me what a girl’s shirt or toy is?’” He added, “Her bill will help children express themselves freely and without bias. We need to let kids be kids.”
So there we have it. A girl walks into a store and sees a shirt she likes in the boys section. She thinks she can’t buy it anyway and wear it? She thinks she will be stigmatized if she does? And so she needs the government to protect her from feeling “different?”
Of course some atheistic, socialistic state legislator is going to jump on the opportunity to suppress traditional gender expression, and assert even more control over business practice.
At least Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute-Center for Public Policy, called out this blatant government overreach.
“California is killing freedom, innovation, and common sense with its endless bans, fines, and mandates. Compassion for our LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors does not require us to embrace absurdities on gender. No child should be bullied or stigmatized, and neither should the State bully retailers into making it harder for moms and dads to find boys and girls clothing and toys. It’s time for voters to demand more accountability of their elected officials.”