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California Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Bill To Protect TGI Youth

Source: Contra Costa News

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Assembly Judiciary Committee today advanced Assembly Bill 957, The TGI (Transgender, Gender-Diverse, and Intersex) Youth Empowerment Act, by Assemblywoman Lori D. Wilson (D-Suisun City).

AB 957 empowers parents who support their TGI children by making it clear that affirming a child’s gender identity is part of the health, safety, and welfare of the child, allowing courts to consider a parent’s affirmation of their child’s gender identity when making decisions about visitation and custody. The bill will also require courts to strongly consider that affirming a child’s gender identity is in the best interest of the child when one parent does not consent to a minor’s legal name change to conform with the minor’s gender identity.