Govt Overreach: Newsom Tells Stores They Need To Start Catering To The Left Or Else
This is what Californians get for missing their chance to get rid of Newsom during the recall election. Now he is going full throttle passing more leftist policy. This time he is forcing Toy Stores to have gender-neutral sections and if they don't comply he is going to fine them. Since when did the government decide there were more than two genders?
"California became the first state in the nation Saturday to adopt a law requiring large retail stores to provide gender-neutral toy sections under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The new law, which takes effect in 2024, says that retail stores with 500 or more employees must sell some toys and child-care products outside of areas specifically labeled by gender. Retailers can continue to offer other toys and child-care goods in traditional boys and girls sections if they choose to.
Newsom offered no comment on the bill signing, one of several announced in the final batch of legislative actions weighed for the year.
Assembly Bill 1084 continues a gradual shift in the retail industry away from strictly marketing children’s products under traditional gender stereotypes, said Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell), who introduced the legislation. Target dropped boys and girls toy sections in 2015, and other retailers have since moved away from gender-specific labels."
"Clothing will be unaffected, but the law will affect toys and any "childcare items" intended to aid sleep, relaxation, feeding, teething, or sucking.
In its wording, it said the changes would help consumers spot "unjustified differences in similar products" and tackle gender bias in children's products."
"Retailers that fail to comply with the new law will be subject to minimal civil penalties of $250 for a first violation and $500 for additional violations."
Store owners should have the freedom to sell whatever they want, but I guess the free market no longer exists in California and the government dictates how and what can be sold.