California bill would require gender neutral sections in department stores

A Democrat in Sacramento has to bill to mandate that clothes stores have a section called “gender neutral clothes”.  This is not about the clothes people buy, it is about government controlling the operation of stores.  In textbooks this is called SOCIALISM. 

“Stores would be able to sell the same products they do now as long as they maintain some areas where shoppers can find all toys or clothes, regardless of gender-based marketing, under CA AB2826 (19R) from Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell). It would apply to department stores with 500 or more employees beginning in 2023.

Low, chair of the Legislative LGBT Caucus, said he wants to make the shopping experience more inclusive for children. He said the idea came from one of his staffers, whose young daughter had asked why certain items she wanted were in an area designated for boys.

“This is an issue of children being able to express themselves without bias,” Low said in an interview Friday. “

Democrats think kids and parents are not smart enough to pick out their own clothes.  That is a socialist value.  They believe the layout of stores should be government controlled—that is a socialist value.   They are using sex as a way to make victims.  Want a dress?  Regardless where in the store you buy it, it is still a dress.  Need pants?  Regardless of where you buy it, you still have pants.  This is about Socialism, not consumer choice.

California bill would require gender neutral sections in department stores

By KATY MURPHY, Politico,  2/21/20  

SACRAMENTO — Large retailers that sell toys, clothes and other children’s items in California would have to devote floor space to merchandise marketed to both boys and girls under a new bill.

Stores would be able to sell the same products they do now as long as they maintain some areas where shoppers can find all toys or clothes, regardless of gender-based marketing, under CA AB2826 (19R) from Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell). It would apply to department stores with 500 or more employees beginning in 2023.

Low, chair of the Legislative LGBT Caucus, said he wants to make the shopping experience more inclusive for children. He said the idea came from one of his staffers, whose young daughter had asked why certain items she wanted were in an area designated for boys.

“This is an issue of children being able to express themselves without bias,” Low said in an interview Friday.

The bill comes amid a growing backlash to gender-specific toys and clothing. Groups such as the international Let Toys Be Toys campaign argue that such merchandise perpetuates entrenched gender stereotypes and can make children feel shame if they don’t conform to them. Target in 2015 announced it would stop its gender-based labeling of toys under pressure from consumer advocates.

California lawmakers this year will also consider a bill that would make it illegal to charge extra for toys or other items marketed to girls and women, a practice critics call “the pink tax.”

A spokesperson for the California Retailers Association was not immediately available for comment Friday.

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Comments

  1. Otis Needleman says

    I shop for clothes on base or on line, so that law wouldn’t apply to me.

  2. Is that Constitutional?

  3. Red Potatoes says

    The freaks in Sacramento really do have compost for brains!! #StopSacramentoPoliticians

    When everyone stops shopping in the stores (and Bezos gets even richer), the stores will pay the politicians more than the alphabet people are paying them now and we’ll be able to start being men and women again.

    Sacramento politicians are the bottom of the barrel, the scum of the earth; they need to stop this lunacy!! It’s probably too late already!

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