A recently released poll shows 64 percent of California voters do not want Governor Gavin Newsom to sign a bill to pay for transgender drugs and surgeries known to sterilize minors and adults. The survey, conducted by Spry Strategies in conjunction with the Women’s Liberation Front, shows that conservative Christians and radical feminists, who have joined forces to oppose AB 2218, are more in step with California voters than state legislators. The controversial bill passed the Assembly 54-10 and the Senate 28-9 late last month, and now sits on Governor Newsom’s desk awaiting his decision.
“This poll about AB 2218 confirms what we already know: leaders in Sacramento refuse to listen to the concerns of California voters, regardless of party affiliation,” said Jonathan Keller, President of California Family Council. “Voters in the Golden State strongly oppose using taxpayer dollars to fund dangerous procedures that sterilize children and adults. Governor Newsom should listen to the people instead of giving his signature to mutilating surgeries and amputations.”
The poll asked a random sample of 600 likely California voters the following question several weeks ago:
“California lawmakers are currently debating Assembly Bill 2218, which would establish a “Transgender Wellness Fund,” a taxpayer-subsidized fund to pay for sex-change surgeries and hormones that cause sterilization for minors and adults. Generally speaking, do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove or strongly disapprove of this legislation?”
Here is how the voters responded:
(The survey has a margin of error of +/- 4.0 percentage points.)
The Spry Strategies survey also revealed California voters have other beliefs on gender issues that lean more conservative than the legislators representing them. For example, the state legislature recently approved SB 132, a bill that gives biological male inmates, who identify as women, the right to be housed in correctional facilities designated for biological women. Those who disagreed with this bill outnumbered those who agreed, 47 percent to 38 percent. SB 132 is also on the Governor’s desk.
On the question of whether males who identify as transgender be allowed to compete in girls’ and women’s athletics, the overwhelming majority, 75 percent, say no. The same number of likely voters, 75 percent, oppose allowing transgender-identified children to undergo sex-change surgeries or take potentially sterilizing hormones while they are under the age of 18, but this is currently legal in California.
Governor Gavin Newsom has until September 30th to make a decision regarding AB 2218 and SB 132. For more information about these bills check out the following stories:
- Dr. Dobson Comes Out Swinging Against CA “Gender Mutilation and Sterilization” Bill
- LA Children’s Hospital Contradicts CA Legislators – Trans-Drugs Do Sterilize Kids
- CA Legislators Vote to Sterilize Kids, but Complain Opponents are “Fear-Mongering”
- California Family Council’s List of Bad Bills
The Word of God, the Bible, is our ultimate source of Truth and guide for government policy:
- Genesis 1:27 – So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
- Mark 9:42 – “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.