California Governor Jerry Brown sign a bill into law last week that would allow fines and jail time for any health care worker that did not use the preferred name or gender pronoun (he, she) when dealing with transgenders.
“Gov. Moonbeam”, as he was nicknamed during his presidential run three decades ago, has stood again as the face of how far out on the fringe California has become, now that it has become the first state to actually threaten jail time for something someone might say.
The bill was touted as a protection measure for LBGT people, and included penalties of up to a year in jail and $1000 fine for each offense. It’s hard to believe this would pass any constitutional muster but even the thought that you would want to penalize someone for something they say is scary (with the possible exception of someone threatening extreme violence). But in the extreme leftist politics that has become the state of California, that’s not so out of the ordinary.