Newsom Signs Bill To Let California Strip Gender-Confused Teens From Parents — Even When They Live In Other States

California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law Thursday night to strip rights away from parents who protest their children’s blind pursuit of destructive surgeries sold to confused minors as “gender affirmation.”

Under Senate Bill 107 introduced by San Francisco-area State Sen. Scott Wiener, California will now become a “refuge” for trans-identifying minors who seek irreversible medical treatment for gender dysphoria. The legislation was supposedly aimed at blocking red states from enforcing laws barring extreme treatments for underage victims, and instead invited those minors to seek surgeries in California.

“In California we believe in equality and acceptance. We believe that no one should be prosecuted or persecuted for getting the care they need — including gender-affirming care,” Newsom said upon signing the bill into law. “Parents know what’s best for their kids, and they should be able to make decisions around the health of their children without fear. We must take a stand for parental choice.”

Except the bill undermines parental choice by empowering the state to strip custody from those who refuse to support their children’s demand for “gender-affirming care,” a euphemism used to describe something that is neither gender-affirming nor caring. Such procedures could range from puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to surgeries leaving a child’s genitals permanently altered. The bill extends California’s reach beyond its borders, enabling minors in other states to pursue treatment on the West Coast away from parental oversight.

Jay Richards, a policy expert at the Heritage Foundation, and Emilie Kao, a vice president and senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, broke down the components of the law in Newsweek.

“California courts will have the power to strip custody from parents, wherever they live, who doubt the wisdom of these experimental and irreversible procedures — if their child so much as steps foot in California,” the pair explained. “It would also allow California doctors to treat minors still in other states. With the advent of telehealth, a child could get a prescription for hormones from a California doctor while at home in Arkansas or in Florida.”

Both states have instituted protections to restrict cross-sex hormones from ending up in the hands of gender-confused minors.

Under California’s new law, parents might not even know whether their children are pursuing these dangerous drugs and procedures. Senate Bill 107 mandates that doctors hide children’s medical information from parents if related to “gender identity,” even if requested by subpoena.

Last week, a coalition of organizations representing parents both in and out of state condemned the law’s reach with a letter to the governor.

“[Senate Bill] 107 makes California akin to the Pied Piper, enticing minor children nationwide to leave their families and run away in pursuit of harmful drugs and sterilizing surgeries, all of which cause irreversible harm to the minds, bodies, and family relationships of America’s precious children,” they wrote. “Children experiencing gender confusion need the love, support, and guidance of their parents. They do not need to be taken from their parents and rushed down a pathway which leads to a lifetime of medicalization and sterilization.”

This summer, researchers at the Heritage Foundation found that “easing access to cross-sex treatments without parental consent significantly increases suicide rates.”

The findings contradict a key argument among proponents of aggressive “gender affirmation” who claim minors denied permanently life-altering procedures are more likely to kill themselves.

“There is a 14% increase in suicide rates among young people by 2020 in states that have a provision allowing minors to access care without parental consent relative to states that do not,” explained Heritage Senior Research Fellow Jay Greene. “Easier access to puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones by minors actually exacerbated suicide rates.”


Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.

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Newsom: DeSantis ‘Insane’ — What He Did to Migrant Kids ‘Sick’

Newsom: DeSantis ‘Insane’ — What He Did to Migrant Kids ‘Sick’

Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Alex Wagner Tonight” that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) was “insane” and “sick” for moving migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard.

Discussing billboards he has put up against Govs. Greg Abbott (R-TX) and DeSantis, Newsom said, “They need to be called out. They can’t just get away with it. They can’t claim to be pro-life when they are just pro-birth. They can’t claim to embrace freedom, where they’re denying freedom for women and girls reproductive rights. They can’t attack vulnerable communities without being called out.”

He continued, “Are you paying attention to what these guys are doing, how many books have been banned here in Texas. Eight-hundred-and-one books have been banned. Ron DeSantis arrested an elected officials. He is sending swat team for people in their underwear at six in the morning because they register to vote and voted. That is insane. Just think about. It that’s insane. He went to another state to find migrants and use state money that was intended for unauthorized immigrants, not those seeking legal asylum and send them to an island.”

He added, “It’s sick. I am a parent. Man how do I explain that to my, forget Democrat, Republican. It’s like, what? Someone did that? They would do that to kids? To other people’s kids? To human beings? What kind of person does that?”

Newsom concluded, “They are bullies, nothing more than bullies.”

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Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Bill Legalizing Human Composting in California

Gateway Pundit | By Cristina Laila Published September 22, 2022 at 11:15am

Meanwhile in the Democrat hellhole of California…

Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill this week legalizing human composting.

Starting in 2027, human composting will be available as a new burial method in California.

The bill was introduced by Democrat assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens).

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Garcia actually argued that cremation is bad for the environment because there is a lot of carbon emissions.

“When we have a coffin and we put that into the ground, there’s a lot of chemicals that get leaked into the ground and often times it ends up in our water,” Cristina Garcia told KABC. “When we do cremation there’s a lot of carbon emissions.”

The California Catholic Conference objected and said human composting creates an “unfortunate spiritual, emotional, and psychological distancing from the deceased.” Kathleen Domingo, executive director of the California Catholic Conference said, adding, the process “reduces the human body to simply a disposable commodity.”

ABC 7 reported:

Starting in 2027, a different burial method will be available for Californians after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that allows human composting.

AB 351, introduced by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), allows for the method in which human remains naturally decompose over a 30-to-45-day period and are turned into a soil. That human-composted soil can then be returned to the deceased’s family or donated to conservation land.

Supporters say it’s an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional end-of-life options.

California will join four other states in the country – Washington, Colorado, Oregon and Vermont – in allowing human composting.

Micah Truman, CEO of Return Home in Washington, said human composting is an eco-friendly option.

“One cremation takes about 30 gallons of fuel to complete and blows 530 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere,” Truman said.

He said human remains are placed in a vessel where the body is transformed into soil in 60 days.

“When it’s done we have soil that we give back to the family. The family can put it anywhere they want. The rules are identical to that of cremated remains,” Truman said.

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California Will Allow Human Composting After Death to Combat Climate Change

California Will Allow Human Composting After Death to Combat Climate Change

The far-left state of California further embraced neo-paganism this week when Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law allowing the practice of composting dead human beings to better combat climate change.

Citing the high CO2 emissions associated with cremation, the bill will give people the option to give their dead remains over to a process known as natural organic reduction (NOR) should they not want to be buried or cremated.

“The process involves placing the body inside a long, reusable steel container along with wood chips and flowers to aerate it – allowing microbes and bacteria to break down the remains,” according to the Daily Mail. “One month later, the remains will fully decompose and be turned into soil.”

The act of cremation reportedly accounts for 360,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.

California Democrat Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, who authored the bill, praised NOR as a “more environmentally friendly” practice that will give people more options for their desired burial. She wrote:

With climate change and sea-level rise as very real threats to our environment, this is an alternative method of final disposition that won’t contribute emissions into our atmosphere. I look forward to continuing my legacy to fight for clean air by using my reduced remains to plant a tree.

The bill will make it illegal to combine human remains without permission or unless the two are related. It will also be illegal to sell the soil or use it for agricultural purposes.

The Catholic Church strongly opposes the practice of NOR, charging it was meant for livestock.

“NOR uses essentially the same process as a home gardening composting system,” Kathleen Domingo, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, told SFGATE. She added:

These methods of disposal were used to lessen the possibility of disease being transmitted by the dead carcass. Using these same methods for the ‘transformation’ of human remains can create an unfortunate spiritual, emotional and psychological distancing from the deceased.

The law will not take effect until 2027 and follows the states of Washington, Colorado, and Oregon.

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Gavin Newsom Challenges Ron DeSantis to a Debate on CNN

Gavin Newsom Challenges Ron DeSantis to a Debate on CNN

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Friday challenged Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to a debate after months of hurling attacks at Gov. DeSantis.

Newsom’s proposal for a debate is the latest move in a brewing feud between him and DeSantis.

After months of name-calling and running negative ads in Florida, Newsom asked the feds on Thursday to intervene and investigate DeSantis for “kidnapping” after DeSantis sent 50 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, an elite vacation spot where former President Barack Obama owns a $15 million home.

Immigrants gather with their belongings outside St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Wednesday Sept. 14, 2022, in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday flew two planes of immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, escalating a tactic by Republican governors to draw attention to what they consider to be the Biden administration's failed border policies. (Ray Ewing/Vineyard Gazette via AP)

Immigrants gather with their belongings outside St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in Edgartown, MA, on Martha’s Vineyard. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday flew two planes of immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, escalating a tactic by Republican governors to draw attention to what they consider to be the Biden administration’s failed border policies. (Ray Ewing/Vineyard Gazette via AP)

“In particular, I urge US DOJ to investigate whether the alleged fraudulent inducement would support charges of kidnapping under relevant state laws, which could serve as a predicate offense for charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) provisions of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970,” Newsom wrote in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

DeSantis commented Friday on Newsom’s letter to Garland, saying, “I think his hair gel is interfering with his brain function.”

“So the governor of California sent a letter to the Department of Justice saying, ‘You need to prosecute Texas and Florida governors.’ And all I can say is, I think his hair gel is interfering with his brain function,” DeSantis said.

Later on Friday, Newsom responded to DeSantis’s hair gel quip by proposing the two debate each other before the midterm elections in November.

“Hey @GovRonDeSantis, clearly you’re struggling, distracted, and busy playing politics with people’s lives,” Newsom tweeted. “Since you have only one overriding need — attention –let’s take this up & debate. I’ll bring my hair gel. You bring your hairspray. Name the time before Election Day.”

The California governor also tagged CNN’s Twitter account, possibly suggesting them as a moderator.

Newsom’s debate proposal seems to be inspired by Dan Rather, who tweeted about the idea of a debate between the two governors last month.

“Here’s an idea for Chris Licht, the new head of @CNN. Set up a debate — one-on-one — between @GavinNewsom and @RonDeSantisFL,” Rather tweeted. “Two governors of big states, potential presidential candidates. Prime time. Ratings I bet would be huge. Who would have the courage to show up?”

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters at a campaign stop on the Keep Florida Free Tour at the Horsepower Ranch in Geneva. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Although Newsom challenged DeSantis to a debate, he also recently agreed to debate his Republican challenger in California’s gubernatorial election, state Sen. Brian Dahle.

“Yeah, happy to do it and we’ll do it just as we did the last time I ran for office,” Newsom said when asked about the possibility of a debate with Dahle. “So, I look forward to it.”

Jordan Dixon-Hamilton is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at jdixonhamilton@breitbart.com or follow him on Twitter. 

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Newsom: Power Grid’s ‘Ready to Make the Change’ to Green and Needs to Do So Quicker

Newsom: Power Grid’s ‘Ready to Make the Change’ to Green and Needs to Do So Quicker

During a portion of an interview aired on Friday’s “NBC Nightly News,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) argued that even though a sizable percentage of the electric grid is powered by natural gas, the grid is “ready to make the change” to a 100% green energy grid and “needs to advance that change with much more urgency,” which California is doing.

NBC News Correspondent Cal Perry asked, “A large percentage of the grid is still coming from natural gas. It’s over 35%. Is the grid ready to make that change to green?”

Newsom answered, “Well, it’s ready to make the change. But it needs to advance that change with much more urgency, and that’s what — exactly what we’re doing.”

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Leftists Accuse DeSantis of ‘Kidnapping’ Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

Leftists Accuse DeSantis of ‘Kidnapping’ Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

The left has created a new playbook over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis flying 50 migrants up to the wealthy liberal enclave of Martha’s Vineyard by accusing him of “kidnapping.”

Since the 50 migrants first arrived on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, where multi-millionaire celebrities own vacation homes, Democrats have accused DeSantis of cruelly using human beings as a pawn in a political game, even though states like Texas have been dealing with a border crisis for years. As Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) noted on Thursday, the city of Del Rio saw an influx of 15,000 illegal immigrants from Haiti in a single day.

“It is cruel to treat human beings like pawns in a political game. He has reached a new low,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said of DeSantis.

Some Democrats have taken the rhetoric a step further by even going so far as to suggest that DeSantis violated federal law by allegedly enticing them to travel based on false pretenses.

“Like millions of Americans, I have been horrified at the images of migrants being shipped on buses and planes across the country to be used as political props,” Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom wrote on Thursday. “Clearly, transporting families, including children, across state lines under false pretenses is morally reprehensible, but it may also be illegal.”

“I strongly urge the U.S. Department of Justice (US DOJ) to open an investigation into possible criminal or civil violations of federal law based on this alleged fraudulent scheme,” he added.

Speaking to reporters in Martha’s Vineyard near the shelter where migrants were being housed, immigration attorney Rachel Self also accused DeSantis of “kidnapping” the migrants by sending them to an island where millionaires vacation.

Several “experts” repeated the same talking point to the far-left Rolling Stone.

“Consent is making a decision with full information and without duress,” Professor Erin B. Corcoran of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies told the magazine. “States can’t physically move immigrants like federal immigration authorities can. They can move people around if they have them in custody. States don’t have the authority to do that.” She added:

If they were told they were going to Boston, they may have actually wanted to go to Boston. I would not say that this would constitute trafficking, but this kind of conduct is very similar to what you would see human traffickers do. They move people around without their consent, they [hang] their immigration status over them, they take them out of areas that are familiar or where they have connection and the ability to connect and get services.

Susan Akram, a professor at the Boston University School of Law, echoed the same talking point. Florida Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried even said she called the White House asking for an investigation into Ron DeSantis for human trafficking.

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10 Even More Awesome Places To Send Illegal Immigrants (Besides Deporting Them)

10 Even More Awesome Places To Send Illegal Immigrants (Besides Deporting Them)

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis ignited a firestorm of left-wing hysteria Wednesday when his state gave 50 migrants a free flight to the glitzy New England destination of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

“Residents of Martha’s Vineyard overwhelmingly support illegal immigration and call for more diversiry. Governor DeSantis was kind enough to grant their wishes,” tweeted the governor’s spokeswoman Christina Pushaw Thursday.

Proponents of unlimited immigration, however, were not amused.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes called the migrant flights “deeply deeply sick and dehumanizing” as if the 50 individuals were shipped to a concentration camp. CNN actually compared the flights to one of the nation’s most glamorous vacation spots to the Nazi Holocaust. The Washington Post’s Max Boot, who last month called Martha’s Vineyard “the real America,” condemned the move as “beneath contempt” for the Florida governor.

The majority-white, wealthy liberal enclave where median home sales are north of $1.3 million and where 150,000 tourists descend every summer should, however, be well-equipped to absorb 50 new migrants into its community. After all, rich white liberals have spent the better half of the last decade lecturing Americans to bring home “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” and welcome unchecked illegal migration.

DeSantis joins Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott who sent migrants to Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C. to make clear every town is a border town as tens of thousands of migrants have overwhelmed communities along the Rio Grande for years. While many of the more than half a million “gotaways” who escape detention at the border often end up in places such as Chicago and New York anyway, they don’t usually find themselves on the gold-plated doorsteps of left-wing communities shocked to find new neighbors. DeSantis merely expedited the migrants’ travel and, in the process, began to force liberals who otherwise ignore the crisis at the border to reckon with what communities are faced with across the country, particularly in Texas.

Below are 10 other destinations Abbott and DeSantis might consider for the next round of free transit. Maybe once the border crisis ends up on the front doors of the Democrats’ donors, the Biden administration will acknowledge the problem.

1. Beverly Hills

Weezer’s 2005 ad for Beverly Hills makes the California hot spot out to be a dream destination for the empty-handed.

The best part is, if migrants want to commit crimes as many have in Texas, they can! Last month, local election officials refused to place a recall on the ballot for L.A.’s soft-on-crime top prosecutor, claiming nearly 200,000 petition signatures were invalid. District Attorney George Gascon will serve through 2024.

2. Mark Zuckerberg’s House

Migrants who don’t fall in love with Beverly Hills can move up the coast to Palo Alto and camp out in front of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s house. Homeless tent cities in California are proof of love and compassion, after all.

3. Gavin Newsom’s Governor’s Mansion

While campaigning against his own recall last year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom complained his opponents were really just upset by the “browning of California,” despite the referendum petitions making no mention of race.

Newsom, then, might welcome his street looking more similar to the downtown city centers of Los Angeles and San Francisco complete with homeless encampments.

4. Chicago’s Hyde Park

On Wednesday, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker declared a disaster over just more than 500 migrants arriving in the city by bus courtesy of Abbott’s Operation Lone Star. In contrast, Texas residents welcome about 140 times that number of immigrants on a daily basis. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined Pritzker to plead for federal assistance.

Since Abbott is already sending migrants to Chicago, why not put them on the doorsteps of the city’s wealthy liberal donors, applying pressure to national Democrats?

5. The Hamptons

Median property sales in the East Hamptons jumped to more than $3.1 million in the first quarter of this year where the median income is more than 246 percent higher than the national median. In other words, the East Hamptons are a prime location to send another few dozen migrants seeking access to resources stretched too thin on the southern border while grabbing attention from the area’s Democratic donor class.

6. AOC’s New York District Office

District congressional offices take the lead on constituent services where residents can get help navigating the federal bureaucracy. Abbott should inform migrants they can sign up for benefits inside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s offices in the Bronx or Jackson Heights as new constituents.

7. Nantucket

Nantucket Island is a vacation spot similar to Martha’s Vineyard that’s just a 38-mile ferry ride from where Gov. DeSantis dropped off 50 migrants. The island is also where President Joe Biden spends his Thanksgiving.

8. Biden’s Delaware Beach House

Gov. Abbott has already sent busloads of migrants to the nation’s capital this summer. President Biden, however, spent more than 150 days at his Delaware beach house since his inauguration, escaping the sight of migrants in Washington D.C. Abbott should fix that, and grab the president’s attention by sending busses to Delaware.

9. Georgetown

Washington D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood is home to some of the most connected longtime power players in national politics. It’s also home to major Democrat donors living in an isolated bubble within the capital, not only disconnected from the district’s homelessness problem but also more than 1,700 miles away from the southern border. It’s time Abbott and DeSantis bring the border to them.

10. Chris Hayes’s House

In Hayes’s own words, it would be “deeply sick and dehumanizing” to turn away 50 migrants who showed up on his doorstep. It would also be a prime example of “genuine hypocrisy from educated, affluent liberals who live in large metro areas” to be unwilling to live alongside immigrants.


Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.

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