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It's becoming clear that the religious freedom argument has limited effectiveness in the Courts.

This is going to keep happening until someone sues on the grounds that sex =/= gender, that the California laws that equate the two, whether explicitly or implicitly, violate the Constitutional protections based on sex and the right to establish separate services based on sex.

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Scott Weiner deserves something far worse than a strongly worded letter.

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Should SB 345 (https://sd09.senate.ca.gov/news/20230531-ca-senate-approves-sen-skinner’s-sb-345-strengthening-and-protecting-access-abortion) be on this too? For me, it would be a matter of separating reproductive rights and "gender affirming care" (ie, taking out the "gender affirming care").

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I applaud your dedication and your post. The links & phone numbers you have provided are great.

I am not a CA resident. So, to all of the CA residents reading this post: ACT NOW! The author of this post has put the necessary resources at your fingertips.

🙏🕊️❤️

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It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion. Nothing can be done to stop this as it takes America's children. Children! Deadly medical experiments are now being performed on the children and young adults of the USA! There will be a reckoning!

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I called each one and forwarded the message to all my friends here in California to do the same. I told them to pass it on.

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Hi everyone! You can do the same for Minnesota. We are a twin of California now. It's sickening. Our "Governor" is Tim Walz, Senator Amy Klobachar. I'm moving out of here. This was the last straw. I now consider myself Purple. The extreme Right is just as bad. God help us all.

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I was a die-hard Democrat for over 40 years and I purposely voted Republican across the board recently to make a point. This year I finally withdrew my support once and for all and changed parties. California is a state I do not want to step foot in - I have lived there twice, still have family and friends there but I will not visit. The Democrats in office there are corrupt, evil, egocentric and of course, money will buy anything in that state - just look at Hollywood! Watching what the California activists have done to promote this trans-cult, backed by their Governor and Senate to lead the way for the mutilation and sterilization of our children while waving the pride flag just sickens me. I hope the political changes come soon and the accountability hits hard.

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I hope you get tons of letters sent!

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Thanks for links. Done

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I‘be been writing letters to state reps here in Texas, and I’m sure that many others have as well. This year we finally got some results, with laws making it illegal to subject the underaged to medical experiments like those done in the Third Reich (“banning gender affirming care for trans kids” in the news media parlance). When the legislative bodies start getting a tsunami of mail and their switchboards light up, they will take notice.

Dark days are upon us. Horrid things are being done to the unknowing innocent, and it’s time for adults to act and follow through fearlessly until we prosecute this to the end.

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Excellent. Thanks for your hard work getting the word out, and for crafting a powerful sample letter!

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I am a 40-year California resident and I have written my state representative and senator (both Democrats of course) multiple times on these issues (eg the egregious SB 107, passed last Sept). They always vote pro trans.

While I applaud your efforts, I'm sorry to say that I think these bills will receive 100% Democrat support. This is because Democrats (no matter what their personal beliefs) need to be pro-trans to get Party support and to avoid being canceled by the pro-trans mob.

I am 67 and a lifelong Democrat voter, activist, and volunteer campaign worker, but I now believe that the only remedy is to elect more Republcans, and to get Republican candidates to campaign on these issues. An election loss or two, especially one where polling shows that these issues made a difference, is the only way I see that we can drag the Democrats out of the clutches of Big Trans.

We in the US desperately need a well-organized political big-tent anti-trans movement. This does exist in nascent form from the radfem side: WoLF and WDI-USA are doing great work. (All my political contributions go to them now.) They are focused on the women's rights aspect rather than the protect-the-children aspect, but our goals are aligned.

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hope and wish for the best for you all. however, i am very suspicious of the last 3 election cycles.

the politicians really do not give a dam what we think. in many states they run unopposed. you may have to look at the last resorts of home schooling . the schools are very similar everywhere because this thinking originates in the Schools of education in universities that teach the teachers. so moving may or may not help. desperate times cal for desperate measures . god be with you all.

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In the face of a mass social delusion like this one, "validation" and "affirmation" are the worst things you can do for children. Check out this article in The TransAtlantic, I think readers here would find it helpful and interesting…

"Ideology & Anxiety: What Can We Learn From Penis-Shrinking Panics?" – https://thetransatlantic.substack.com/publish/posts/detail/116033208?referrer=%2Fpublish%2Fhome

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You're right. It's tough to be a non-Kool Aid drinker in California. Sometimes it makes sense to just concede and bail out.

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