Newsom Signs Bill Making California ‘Sanctuary’ For Child Gender Transition

California Governor Gavin Newsom signs law facilitating child gender-transition tourism

At a glance

  • Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation aimed to make California a “sanctuary state” for children seeking gender transition surgery or hormone therapy without their parent’s permission.
  • Under the law, California courts and lawyers are blocked from enforcing subpoenas from other states that require healthcare providers to disclose when a minor has received a gender-related medical procedure.
  • Referring to children who come to California for transition “treatment,” Democratic state senator Scott Wiener said, “Unless we are absolutely forced to send you back, we are not going to send you back.”

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