Non-Gender-Affirming Parents Charged With ‘Child Abuse’ Under California Bill

An amended California bill that passed the State Assembly has incorporated “affirming” the sexual transition of a child to the state’s parental obligations and child welfare.

Any parent who does not affirm their child’s transgenderism would be guilty of child abuse.

“The bill makes no distinctions regarding the age of a child, how long a child has identified as transgender, or affirmation of social transition versus medical sex-change treatments,” said Susannah Luthi of The Washington Free Beacon.

AB 957 first required courts to consider if a child’s parents were “gender-affirming” in custody cases but now rewrites the state’s standards of child care and welfare.

Reporting from The Daily Signal:

By changing the definition of what constitutes the “health, safety, and welfare of [a] child,” schools, churches, hospitals, and other organizations interacting with children would be required to affirm “gender transitions” in minors by default—or risk charges of child abuse.


Because of the addition of “gender affirmation” to the qualifications of California’s standards for “health, safety, and welfare,” California’s courts would now be able to accept reports of gender “abuse” from progressive activist organizations—as long as they claim to provide “services to victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.”