TruNews – March 28, 2017
A new California bill introduced to state Senate will force transgender bathrooms in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
The bill makes it unlawful to require transgender residents to use the biologically correct bathroom, and prohibits nursing home employees from calling residents anything other than their chosen name and pronoun.
Additionally, nursing homes that assign rooms based on gender will be prohibited from assigning rooms based on biological sex, if the bill passes.
State senator Scott Wiener introduced last week the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident’s Bill of Rights, which he says is needed to protect LGBT seniors from discrimination.
Section 1 of the bill argues that “many LGBT seniors are members of multiple underrepresented groups, and as a result, are doubly marginalized.”
The bill devotes a whole paragraph to defining the term “gender identity”: