The California legislature is set to vote on a bill that would require medical professionals to take transgender “cultural competency” classes.
The courses would cover “inclusive terminology”, as well as the “historical and contemporary exclusion and oppression” of transgender people and “the difference between personal values and professional responsibilities as they relate to serving TGI people”.
California Senate Bill 923 would be mandate that healthcare professionals should also attend an additional class whenever a complaint is filed against them.
The California Family Council called the bill an attempt to “shame healthcare workers into doing trans sterilizing treatments” and noted that “If someone complains that a medical worker still fails to provide ‘trans-inclusive health care’ or refuses to use transgender pronouns, that employee will have to repeat the training again.”
They also explained that “complaints found to be justified will be made public and that new sanctions could be imposed”.
“Cultural competency” classes should be provided by an organization run by transgender people. Such an organization, called Break the binary, is run by a transgender couple. The organization offers training on a number of topics, with titles such as “Trans and Non-Binary Health” and a keynote titled “A Call to Action: Alliance and Advocacy”.
Former Department of Education Deputy General Counsel Candice Jackson told Breitbart News that, if passed, the bill would be “a financial boon to activist groups who promote myths and spiritual propositions, not facts or information”.
The bill, a version of which has already passed the State House, has been dubbed the “Transgender Inclusive Care Act” by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-CA), who introduced earlier this year.
“No one should go to a doctor’s appointment just to be abused, harassed, or even denied treatment,” Wiener said in a statement. Press release. The statement also notes that the bill would require “health plans to have an accessible search feature that makes it easy for patients to find providers who offer gender-affirming care.”
According to Wiener’s press release, this “gender-affirming care” includes “Thoracic reconstruction, mastectomy, facial feminization surgery, hysterectomy, voice masculinization or feminization, hormone therapy related to gender dysphoria or intersex conditions, gender-affirming gynecological care or voice therapy related to gender dysphoria or intersex conditions .
Jackson told Breitbart News that the bill would legally enshrine “the indoctrination of health care providers, further politicizing the practice of medicine and truncating the independent professional judgment of individual providers.”
Wiener previously introduced a invoice this would allow children to attempt medical transition in California without parental consent. He is also the author of a bill which could have led to the imprisonment some healthcare professionals who refused to use a patient’s preferred pronouns. It was unanimously overturned by the California Court of Appeals for the Third District as a violation of the First Amendment.
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