California Court of Appeals Makes Crucial Ruling in Compelled Speech Case for Transgender Pronouns
One serious threat to our freedoms is the idea that we should be compelled to address people by their desired pronouns.
The whole idea is absurd in the most fundamental way as they are literally just making up words to call themselves at this point and there is seemingly no limit to the terms that can be created.
Let’s say for the sake of argument that there is some sort of consensus among libtards for using words like he, she, per, they, ve, xe, ey, whatever…and then they say something like, “Okay, these pertain to individuals who are ____”. The problem then becomes that they don’t like to be put in a box and will just continue to make up some other “gender” and need their own pronoun because they don’t want to be put in that box.
That’s clearly the case, otherwise, we wouldn’t be in this mess in the first place.
So compelling someone to call them something else is a violation of conscience, but also our First Amendment rights.
For those of you who don’t know, this is what launched Jordan Peterson into the public eye after a protest against compelled speech for LGBTQRSTUV individuals.
California has been trying to implement this sort of compelled speech, even going as far as giving them prison time. But thanks to a recent Third District Court of Appeals, this has been shot down.
The Court, in a unanimous 3-0 decision, struck down this key provision of the LGBTQ Long-Term Care Facility Residents’ Bill of Rights, created by SB 219 in 2017, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and sponsored by Equality California. The Court upheld the provision in the law that requires nursing homes to place transgender patients in rooms that match their gender identity.
“The Court’s decision is disconnected from the reality facing transgender people. Deliberately misgendering a transgender person isn’t just a matter of opinion, and it’s not simply ‘disrespectful, discourteous, or insulting.’ Rather, it’s straight up harassment. And, it erases an individual’s fundamental humanity, particularly one as vulnerable as a trans senior in a nursing home. This misguided decision cannot be allowed to stand,” Senator Wiener said in a statement.