After a months-long delay, a bill that decriminalizes loitering for adults with the intent to engage in sex work is being sent this week to Governor Gavin Newsom to sign into law. Such criminal codes have been referred to as “walking while trans” laws due to police using them to arrest transgender women who engage in prostitution in order to make a living.
Gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) told the Bay Area Reporter that he would make a motion Monday, June 20, to enroll Senate Bill 357, which he authored, and send it to Newsom’s desk for his signature. The process usually takes a few days, so Newsom could conceivably sign the controversial legislation into law ahead of the Pride celebrations taking place this weekend in San Francisco and numerous other cities across the state and nation.
“It is Pride Month, and it is time to send this bill to the governor,” said Wiener.
Newsom has 12 days to either sign or veto SB 357 once he receives it. If the bill does become law then California would join the state of New York in repealing its loitering laws. The Empire State did so in 2021.
Asked for comment last week, the governor’s office told the B.A.R. it would not make a statement “at this time” regarding the bill. It usually refrains from discussing legislation until it receives the bill in question.
Considering the timing of Wiener’s decision to finally submit the bill to Newsom during Pride Month, it seems unlikely the governor would veto it. Wiener told the B.A.R. last week that he is optimistic about seeing SB 357 become law….
The above comes from a June 20 story in the Bay Area Reporter.
California,, a blight on the United States,
I have not fully concluded my thoughts on this here stuff. I know all you are begging for me to tell you. So, I will oblige.
There is certainly some level of “E”vil involved as it seems hard to fathom all this is plain old fashion insanity.
At 62 YO, I just don’t recognize my day to day life anymore. It’s like living in a bad dream that you can’t wake up from.
Prayer and fasting to cast out demons? I thinks it’s too late.
The devil tells you the prayer and fasting is useless. I have been having a similar temptation but I just continue with my Rosary.
As for your daily life, pray the prayer known as the Secret of Sanctity by Cardinal Mercier. Be sure to include Scripture reading and other Catholic spiritual reading.
I assume you pray the Rosary.
Concentrate on your own holiness. Then pray for all others.
Remember the 70s? Don’t let the turkeys get you down.
Where’s your evidence.
You’re not Catholic?
We would have to start where you are.
Are you Christian?
” I thinks it’s too late.” yes it is, remember when they just wanted to live their lives and be left alone.?? This is proof that all of this nonsense should have been crushed once it was made known.
Will ALL California legislators
be registering as sex workers?
They’ve been sc#$*@ng Californians
for a long, long time.
The devil is right in the middle of pride month.
And @$$ is at the end of Mass. So what?
Being Gay, as news, or a topic, is in the same ballpark, as going to the bathroom. Sure, it’s important, relieving oneself, but we usually don’t talk about it, and as a conversational topic, it is politely ignored. So Gay Folk, do you understand that? You should not be a topic of conversation, or in the news. Just because you are gay does not mean that you are marvelous, or newsworthy, or even worth a fig as a Media subject. Got that, Gays! Your life style is of no interest to most people. Your Gay culture is about as interesting as mopping up a bathroom (for a whole month).
If you don’t want to hear about gays, you are on the wrong website.
This is not about a single website – it is about newspapers, web sites, and the whole Media, presenting a continuing, long, detailed recitation of the gay culture, when most of us are not gay, and do NOT want this massive cultural gay intrusion into our lives, especially that of our children, OK, it’s your life, your culture, Gay folk, but we don’t want this continuing gay flag waving and gay propaganda into our lives.
So…limit your media consumption.