2017-09-05 03:19:03 UTC
environment? Think of poor Mickey who will probably be heading to one
of these facilities soon. Does she not have the right to not have old
codgers waiving their dicks at her in the shower area.
Sacramento, Calif., Sep 2, 2017 / 05:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A new
bill in California would punish the misgendering of nursing home and
long-term care patients with hefty fines and even jail time.
In February, state senator Scott Wiener introduced SB 219, the
Long-term care facilities: rights of residents bill, which has
already been passed by Californias state senate. After being
recommended by the state assemblys judiciary committee, the bill will
now be considered by the California House of Representatives.
If passed into law, the policy would punish nursing home and long-term
care workers who refuse to call patients by their preferred pronouns
with fines of up to $1,000, or jail time for up to a year, or both.
Besides compelling workers to refer to residents by their preferred
pronouns, the bill would also mandate that facilities allow residents
room assignments and bathroom preferences based on gender identity
rather than biological sex.
Ned Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference,
told CNA that the bill could unjustly target religious facilities and
place excessive burden on an already-heavily regulated industry.
It would potentially compromise some of the institutions that are
religiously sponsored and would not want to be supportive of gender
identity room or bathroom assignments, he said.
He added that it seemed to be solving a problem that wasnt there,
since there havent been widespread reports of discrimination based on
gender in the states nursing home and long-term care facilities.
In many ways it seems to be a solution looking for a major problem,