California legislators to force nursing homes to accommodate transgenders. If they were waiting for my approval before proceeding with their secession initiative, they've got it.
The bill makes it unlawful to require transgender residents to use the biologically correct bathroom, and prohibits nursing home employees from calling residents anything other than their chosen name and pronoun.
Additionally, nursing homes that assign rooms based on gender will be prohibited from assigning rooms based on biological sex, if the bill passes.
State senator Scott Wiener introduced last week the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident’s Bill of Rights, which he says is needed to protect LGBT seniors from discrimination.
The bill will go before the Human Services Committee on Tuesday.
The Pacific Justice Institute, a non-profit legal organization, sent a letter to the committee opposing the bill on free speech and religious freedom grounds, arguing that it would target religious-based organizations.
The group claimed that the bill has practical issues, too, noting that “if some poor soul suffers from delusions causing them to believe that they are someone famous, as the Bill stands the staff would be required to call the individual Napoleon or whomever historical figure the resident is fixated on.”