Californicating elected officials passed a law forcing stores to have gender neutral displays for children’s goods instead of the traditional pink and blue.
This one is too easy.
Put brown shirts on all of them as a salute to the state’s nazi-like decrees.
I just don’t understand how so many people are ready to bend over and spread their cheeks for 1% of the population.
AB-2826, which only applies to department stores with 500 or more employees, would not outlaw traditional boys and girls sections in department stores, but instead would require retailers to have a gender neutral section to display ‘a reasonable selection’ of items ‘regardless of whether they have been traditionally marketed for either girls or for boys’.
The legislation also wouldn’t apply to clothes, just toys and ‘childcare items,’ which include hygiene and teething products.
The legislation has been met with mixed response from lawmakers and residents alike, some saying it promotes inclusion while others argue it is unconstitutional.
Assemblyman Evan Low, who authored the bill, said AB-2826 was inspired by a 10-year-old girl named Britten whose mother works in his legislative office.
‘Britten asked her mom while shopping why certain things in a store were ‘off limits’ to her because she was a girl, but would be fine if she was a boy,’ Low said.
‘Thankfully, my colleagues recognised the pure intentions of this bill and the need to let kids be kids.’
State Sen. Melissa Melendez, a Republican from Lake Elsinore, voted against the bill, saying she would ‘recommend we let parents be parents’.
‘Unlike the author, I actually have children, five of them to be exact, and I can tell you it is very convenient for parents,’ she said.
‘I don’t think parents need the government to step in and tell them how they should shop for their children.’
Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco, said that while both he and Low are ‘childless gay men,’ he defended their right to have opinions about children and families.
‘We know what it was like to grow up not conforming to the way that your gender is supposed to be,’ he said, adding: ‘This is about making safe spaces for all children in today’s society and not pushing, sometimes forcing children to conform.’
The California Retailers Association declined to comment on AB-2826. Formal opposition has come from a number of conservative groups.