A notorious CA state senator from San Francisco is taking aim at the custody rights of parents in other states who refuse to let their gender-confused kids medically transform their bodies to look like the opposite sex. If passed, Senator Scott Wiener’s bill, SB 107, would empower California courts to take “temporary emergency jurisdiction” of children if they come to California for trans-drugs, surgery, or mental healthcare. The bill calls these treatments “gender-affirming care.”
Courts would also be instructed to ignore the fact that a child has been kidnapped from the parent or parents with legal custody, if the minor comes to the state for gender transitioning.
Senator Scott Wiener introduced the bill to fight against what he called, “brutal attacks on transgender children” in states that have banned minors from receiving sterilizing puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and trans surgeries or from states that label these treatments as child abuse. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton put out a statement explaining why he thinks trans drugs and mastectomies on healthy minors violate Texas child abuse statutes. Other states like Alabama, North Carolina, and Oklahoma have passed or have introduced laws to ban trans-treatments, while some states are considering bans.
Senator Wiener was challenged in the Assembly Public Safety Committee a few weeks ago by Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto regarding how SB 107 violates the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act, which obligates states to honor child custody judgments of other states. Wiener denied that his bill violates the Act and even claimed, “the bill does not involve rejecting judgments or child custody judgments.”
….The next hearing in the Assembly Appropriations Committee is scheduled for August 3. If it passes the Assembly, it will have to go back to the Senate for approval. That means every legislator still has an opportunity to vote on this bill. If there is not an uproar, SB 107 is expected to pass.
The above comes from a July 18 posting by California Family Council.