California, which has led in many of the fights to promote the LGBT ideology, including its precedent-setting ban on counseling for those who dislike their same-sex leanings, has launched into a new and much more aggressive agenda now.
A report from the Family Research Council at its online Washington Stand reveals the state Senate there has adopted a procedure that lets the state – not parents – made life-altering decisions for minors.
“The California State Senate passed a bill that would allow courts in California to take custody of minors from out of state who come to the Golden State seeking gender transition surgeries and cross-sex hormones, even if these actions go against the wishes of the minors’ parents,” the new report explained.
“Legal experts and children’s advocates warn that the measure, which awaits Governor Gavin Newsom’s (D) signature to become law, is almost certainly unconstitutional, would cause severe harm to the health and wellbeing of children, and would egregiously violate parental custody rights.”
The report explains SB 107 promoted by San Francisco Democrat Sen. Scott Wiener was justified by the sponsor as needed in response to laws in other states that bar minors from deciding to take cross-sex hormones and undergoing surgeries – which end up mutilating their young bodies and often leave them sterile for life.
The report cited the American College of Pediatricians in its studies revealing that 85that % of minors who suffer from “gender confusion” have their feelings resolved by adulthood. Further, those studies show surgical body modifications and hormone injections “can lead to increased depression and suicide.”
Jonathan Keller, of the California Family Council, explained in the report, “SB 107 is one of the gravest threats to parental rights in recent years. If Governor Newsom foolishly signs this measure, California should brace for lawsuits. Other states’ attorneys general will not sit idly by as California steals children from parents who don’t want them sterilized with these trans-treatments.”
The Alliance Defending Freedom also has expressed concerns, in a memo, about the legality of the leftist state’s latest leftist agenda.
“SB 107 violates parental rights protected by the U.S. Constitution by giving California courts the ability to strip parents who reside in another state of their parental rights if their child travels to California to obtain gender transition procedures,” the organization reported.
California, essentially, is purporting to override the jurisdiction of courts in a family’s home state, which is the “proper” forum for disputes.
Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, director of Family Studies at the FRC, said it would create another layer of catastrophes for the foster care system.
“They don’t know what they are opening up in terms of fostering children,” she explained. “If they’re saying, ‘Come to us and the state will take care of you and we won’t relinquish you to your parents,’ then that ultimately means that they are inviting the foster care system to care for these kids, because who else is going to do it? If they are essentially taking them away from their parents and trying to take custody of the parents, then they are basically burdening the foster care system, which is already overburdened across the nation.