Newest bill from CA lawmaker: Punish stores for 'girl' aisle
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Chris Woodward, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)
A bill in California that would ban boys’ and girls' aisles in retail stores was authored by a liberal politician with a history of introducing far-left measures.
AB 2826 was introduced by Assemblyman Evan Low whose bill would require “gender-neutral” floor spaces or face a $1,000 fine.
If passed into law, Low’s bill would affect children’s clothing, toys, and childcare items in the state’s large, retail chain stores, The Sacramento Bee reported.
According to the newspaper, Low’s “inspiration” for the measure came from the child of staffer, a girl, who said she didn’t like how boys and girls sections are separated.
According to Greg Burt of California Family Council, passing the bill into state law would – at the very least – annoy parents looking for toys and clothes when there is no longer a designated section. Stores obviously separate those items for convenience, he says.
The bigger issue, he tells OneNewsNow, is that it’s not the business of a state assemblyman to tell a business how to arrange its products for customers, much like the State of California telling homeowners how to arrange their furniture in the living room.
"We cannot stand back and let government dictate on this level what we would do with our private companies, what we do with our private property, what we do within our own homes,” Burt warns.
What seems like a silly bill is not really laughable, he adds, when it allows “meddling” by state politicians.
Low, who is openly homosexual, is no stranger to creating controversy even in the famously liberal state. The politician made headlines in 2018 when his anti-conversion bill, AB 2943, was pulled over its language about consumer fraud.
Critics pointed out its broad wording would allow the State of California to ban anti-gay books, even the Bible itself, a claim dismissed by Low and other supporters despite the language in the bill itself.
“We have learned on LGBTQ matters what is exempted is not exempted for long and what is not exempted has no exemption,” Dr. Robert Gagnon, a seminary professor, wrote about AB 2943 at the time. “If you haven’t figured this out by now, you haven’t been paying attention.”
After the bill was yanked, Low wasn’t done pushing his pro-LGBT agenda: Next came a 2019 resolution declaring that being homosexual is “not a disease,” and it blamed faith-based counselors for the suicide epidemic among homosexuals, lesbians, and transgenders.
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