ALERT: Newsom Makes California a Transgender ‘Refuge’

( – HAPPENING NOW: Just minutes ago, California Governor Gavin Newsom, a liberal Democrat who many believe has presidential aspirations, signed a bill into law making California the first transgender refuge state in the nation.

According to The Hill publication in, “Newsom signs bill to make California a refuge for transgender youth and families“:

“California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Thursday signed into law a bill to make the state a refuge for transgender youth and their families.

“The measure, effective Jan. 1, is designed to shield families with transgender youth under 18 from being criminally prosecuted if they travel to California to obtain gender-affirming health care for their children from states where treatments including puberty blockers and hormones have been decried as ‘child abuse’ by elected officials.” [emphasis added]

Newsom explained his decision to enact the law in a statement that reads in part:

“States across the country are passing laws to demonize the transgender community, especially transgender youth and their parents.

“In California, we believe in equality and acceptance. We believe that no one should be prosecuted or persecuted for getting the care they need – including gender-affirming care. Parents know what’s best for their kids, and they should be able to make decisions around the health of their children without fear.”

You can read his complete statement by clicking HERE.


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