Gender Quotas for Boards Heads to Trial in California

California will have to defend its first-in-the-nation requirement that companies include women on boards of public companies at a trial.

Judicial Watch, the conservative advocacy group, and the California attorney general’s office each failed to persuade a judge to rule in their favor on the constitutionality of the measure. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis decided there are issues that can only be resolved through a trial, which she set for Oct. 25 without a jury.

The group claims the use of taxpayer funds to enforce the rule is illegal under California’s constitution. Enacted in 2018 amid the #MeToo movement, the law required public corporations to have at least one woman on their boards of directors by 2019, and to have two or three female directors by the end of 2021 depending on the size of the board. Penalties for violations range from $100,000 to $300,000. …

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  1. The point here is government seeking control of private industry.

  2. How do they define, “woman”? Can a guy simply identify as a woman while serving on the board?

  3. Talk about “BACK TO THE PAST”…..

    This is the Soviet Style dictates of Dictatorship. In the Communist Block of Europe there was no private boards or companies. They were totally controlled by the State.

    Don’t play ball you are not allowed to exist.

    Don’t play ball with Newsom and the Radical Left controlling the State, and you will not be in business.

    There you go, you voted for this jerk, and his Radical Communist oriented party.

    There is no leverage of the Capitalist System that creates wealth in this State. That is why so many or leaving ….. Florida, Mississippi, and Texas are growing.

  4. No matter the trial outcome, companies should relocate to a free state and, once there, be active and vigilant in keeping their new home free of the statist virus.

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