The following article, Conservatives Win Victory in Calif. as Court Ends Mandate Over Use of Trans Pronouns, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Conservatives are celebrating a victory after a court ruled against a California rule to force healthcare employees to use transgender pronouns.
The Third District Court of Appeals in California ruled last week that the state could not force nursing home employees to use transgender pronouns because it would be a violation of the employees’ free speech.
The state law originally claimed that violations “may be punished with a misdemeanor and subject to a $1000 fine, or possibly up to one year in jail.”
The, though, ruled that the pronoun clause is a “content-based restriction of expression that does not withstand strict scrutiny,” according to the court, and “burdens speech more than is warranted.”
According to The Associated Press, Associate Justice Elena Duarte said, “The pronoun rule at issue here examines the limits of the government’s ability to ban pure speech that, while potentially unpleasant or disturbing to the listener, does not necessarily produce a hostile environment.” The words “possibly” and “necessarily” were italicized by the court.
Judge Duarte noted that while refusing to use preferred transgender pronouns is “disrespectful, discourteous, and insulting,” it permits others to “express an ideological disagreement with another person’s expressed gender identity.”
One small victory against the left’s constant assault on American rights.
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