Gender Change & Anti-Religious Liberty Bills Nearing Final Approval

As the 2017 legislative session comes to a close, California state legislature gave final approval to several horrific bills. New proposed laws to change the definition of gender, fine and jail senior healthcare workers who repeatedly “misgender” those identifying as transgender,  and prevent religious organizations from having codes of conduct related to abortion,…

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Gender Change & Anti-Religious Liberty Bills Nearing Final Approval

The California state legislature is nearing the end of its 2017 legislative session, and several horrific bills are nearing final approval.  Bills to change the definition of gender, jail healthcare workers who mis-gender those identifying as transgender,  and prevent religious organizations from having codes of conduct related to abortion, contraception, and…

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California Legislative Update: Good and Bad News

For the last several months, the California Family Council has been reporting on a series of bills working their way through the California legislature that either violate parental rights, attack the religious freedom of religious institutions, promote and facilitate more abortions, or redefine the meaning of the words, “male” and “female.” I’m…

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New Bill Bans Religious & Pro-Life Organizations from Requiring Employees to be Pro-Life in Practice

Another California legislator has introduced a bill to punish religious organizations for codes of conduct considered discriminatory. Last year, it was Senator Ricardo Lara’s SB 1146, which sought to take away Cal Grants from universities with policies espousing a historically Biblical view of gender and sexuality. This year, the attack targets…

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New LGBT “Rights” Bill Makes It a Crime to Use “Wrong” Pronoun in Nursing Homes

Newly elected state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill (SB 219) earlier this month aimed at criminalizing specific behavior within nursing homes he believes is discriminatory against those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. Refusing to use a person’s preferred pronoun, requiring identity documents from a resident who wants…

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Jeff Sessions: Twenty Years of Upholding Human Rights and Religious Liberty

On Wednesday, the United States Senate voted 52-47 to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General of the United States. He is the eighth confirmed cabinet member in President Donald Trump’s administration. Trump celebrated the confirmation on Twitter: Congratulations to our new Attorney General, @SenatorSessions! pic.twitter.com/e0buP1K83z — Donald…

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CA Attorney General Nominee: No First Amendment Rights for Religious Organizations

During questioning at a legislative hearing at the state capitol earlier this week, California’s Attorney General nominee shockingly claimed First Amendment religious liberty protections only apply to individuals not organizations. Nominee Xavier Becerra made the statement in response to questions from Assemblyman James Gallagher, who asked Becerra what he thought…

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Happy Thanksgiving from California Family Council

In the year 1621, in celebration of Plymouth Colony’s first bountiful harvest, Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of feasting and thanksgiving to God for the preservation of the Colony.  The Pilgrims, with Native American aid, had survived a long battle with starvation and disease that had decimated their numbers.…

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