CA Bill Would Make It Illegal For Stores To Display Children's Clothes By Gender

Holly Matkin

California Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low said he drafted the bill at the behest of an eight-year-old girl.

Sacramento, CA – California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal for stores to separate children’s clothes and toys according to gender.

Assembly Bill 2826, sponsored by Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low, would abolish “girls’ aisles” and “boys’ aisles” at all retail department stores that employ at least 500 workers, The Sacramento Bee reported.

The stores would be required to display children’s products in a gender-neutral location, “regardless of whether a particular item has traditionally been marketed for either girls or for boys,” according to the bill.

Failure to comply with the new law would result in a fine of up to $1,000.

“Unjustified differences in similar products that are traditionally marketed either for girls or for boys can be more easily identified by the consumer if similar items are displayed closer to one another in one, undivided area of the retail sales floor,” according to the bill.

Separating items according to gender also “incorrectly implies that their use by one gender is inappropriate,” the bill read.

Separating kids’ products “pigeonholes children,” Low said in press release.

“No child should feel stigmatized for wearing a dinosaur shirt or playing with a Barbie doll,” he said. “It also incorrectly implies that their use by one gender is inappropriate.”

Low claimed he drafted the bill at the behest of the young daughter of one of his staff members, The Sacramento Bee reported.

According to his office, the child said she thought it should be illegal for stores to have separate boys’ and girls’ sections because she didn’t like them arranged that way.

“I was inspired to introduce this bill after 8-year-old Britten asked, ‘Why should a store tell me what a girl’s shirt or toy is?’” Low said in the release. “Her bill will help children express themselves freely and without bias. We need to let kids be kids.”

Parents’ reactions to the proposed law change have been mixed.

“As a mom of two toddlers, if I have a boy and a girl, having it centralized where I don’t have to run around the store is a great idea,” Chloe Gannage told KSBY.

Others disagreed, arguing that there was no reason for the government to force department stores to create a single children’s department.

“We want raise our daughter to know she’s a girl, that’s how she was born, that’s how she will live and our sons that they were born boys,” Candice Miller told KSBY. “I want my daughter to dress like a girl and I want my boys to dress like boys and I want those sections to be separated.”

If passed, the proposed legislation would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023.

Comments (99)
Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Evan Low said he drafted the bill at the behest of an eight-year-old girl.

Elizabeth Warren said she would allow an unelected, young, trans person to approve her Secretary of Education.

Why not let children run our Department of Defense?

Who elects these people that have no brains and simply pander to people who also have no brains?

No. 1-50
JBoH
JBoH

Only in California...so far.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

Those sad, stupid people in CA that elect such mentality disturbed politicians.

Ghost_00000001
Ghost_00000001

Thank God we moved out of that state. The libs are making a fallout apocalypse seem like a wonderful utopia than the mess they are making.

Mama1959
Mama1959

I have girls, I want a girls dept. I don't want to fish through every shirt in the one dept to find what I need.

Rj's
Rj's

the sad part voting is by district and they have switched lines to make Liberal Numbers higher in each one moving the lines we can not stop laws we can not vote on

Ekc58
Ekc58

The insanity in California continues.

Rj's
Rj's

Blue lives matter please tell us how we as Americans can be held in check by law enforcement as Our country is destroyed by people like Evan Low, your protecting people that have no reason being in America they are trying to change America Values

T Rex
T Rex

And the nightmare continues !

TopDocBo
TopDocBo

The sad sad sad part is, this pattern of insanity has what we call in the military, mission creep. The mission of these idiots is to impact communities across America and I see it even here in Texas. Health forms here now ask what sex where you born with and what or how do you prefer to be addressed. I think this is the worst form of a virus and the infection begins in education.

Aco1979
Aco1979

I’m dumbfounded

Motor141
Motor141

The Stupidity is beyond belief, californication is lost and needs to be wiped off of the map...PERIOD! People had better get out and vote and start removing these ASSWPIPES from office!

Gramercy
Gramercy

My gosh...Californians just have TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS....thought they had the same 24 hours, but now I am beginning to wonder. Time for some of them to concentrate on SELF and GET A LIFE!!!

pixiepup
pixiepup

They have lost their minds! Now trying to force business to do whatever they want. A total take over. Socialism at its finest. Soon it will be what to eat and drink!

Raidergsmith
Raidergsmith

EVERY SINGLE DAY it gets worse here in fucking CA. Dumbocrats and liberals have literally lost their minds. Our crazy Gov., the D.A. in S.F refusing to press charges against anyone, sanctuary cities, etc., etc., etc., it's just like a nightmare. We HAVE to street fighting back.

MarineDoc
MarineDoc

Just another way for CA to get more money out of business, "Failure to comply with the new law would result in a fine of up to $1,000."

LEO0301
LEO0301

The next bill proposal will require all citizens to wear the same colored underwear. Colors will be determined at the beginning of each fiscal year in order to give the citizenry time to stock up. Failure to comply will cost you $1,000 for every violation. A special police task force will check your undies to make sure you are in compliance. Any dirty underwear will incur an additional fine of $500, not to exceed $20,000 per year.

fireballtina2591
fireballtina2591

California Politics are such bullshit. Good job let's keep it up so that people are forced to shop online and put more businesses out of business. I hate this state...My daughter has been gay her entire life has never shopped in the girls department and she is just fine...never skipped a beat. She's never expected anything special because she's gay...When will it ever end!!!

Meema24
Meema24

I think it’s time for the big quake to hit and send California into the Atlantic.

roller
roller

This guy lacks the intelligence to be "inspired". Can we please close the Eastern boarder of CA so that they don't spread like a virus to the rest of us?

Charlie531
Charlie531

California should be a separate nation . They are crying for help! They need the help but they refused to accept how wrong they are. They are destroying themselves from within , they will have no one but themselves to blame for what the states is becoming . God bless the good people of California. God give them light to their eyes so they can see.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

You can NOT fix Stupid. And anyone that voted for the MORONS that put the idiots that thought this up,,,ARE STUPID!!!!

Ljubica48
Ljubica48

So if a transgender identifies as a female, or a female identifies as female, isn't it discriminatory and disrespectful of their gender identity to deny them a female section to shop for female clothing and female accoutrements? Requiring only gender-neutral shopping sections is redolent of Jim Crow segregation with "Whites Only" or "No Blacks Allowed" restrictions based upon people's immutable characteristics. The Jim Crow California legislature is in effect putting up "No Females Allowed" signage and segregationist restrictions which the free market had prevented.

It makes one wonder where California Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low shops for his white sheets and white pillow-cases.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Continue that border wall to include the entire west coast!!! F▪︎▪︎king idiots!!

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

the stores will fight this and win!

magnumforc
magnumforc

California is so far off the rails that it will never be corrected. Every day some new bill or law is signed by the idiot governor and the next day some other idiot submits another one. It truly has become the Granola State...if they aren't fruits or nuts they're flakes!

NickyJ
NickyJ

California is going straight to hell. So glad we moved out of that state

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

COMPLETE MORONSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

CraigT
CraigT

California, trying to reach into everyone's pockets through stupid bills & taxes!

Hi_estCommieDenom
Hi_estCommieDenom

Can we give California to Mexico?

LynnSB
LynnSB

What a surprise more ignorant bullshit from California with all the bullshit they have going on there this is what their focus stand and you wonder why the state is the way it is it’s becoming a state of mental rejects criminals and low life pieces of shit

Vonbutch
Vonbutch

Shit up with you fucking freaks.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Political correctness has run amuck in Calicrazy!👎

CinHadad
CinHadad

Why is it that the few out weigh the majority? This is complete & utter bs

Tazics1979
Tazics1979

This would be a mistake. Your letting a child who has not experience life. Who can't vote, drive or support a family tell an adult what to do and the adult is doing it, How did he get elected. Did he lie to get into office? When we let kids run the world there will be no world to run.

Gostrider250
Gostrider250

This is what happens when you don't treat the mentally ill. And aloud to run for office !!!

AK Dave
AK Dave

With all the crime, poverty and rampant homeless problems in CA, this MORON thinks it's of the utmost importance to spend tens of thousands of dollars to force stores to cater to the whims of one small child. How many young girls does this idiot think would enjoy being fitted for a bra while the boys in her class stand around laughing?

OldVet
OldVet

All the problems in California and this is what the elected representatives spend their time on? Need both new representatives and a new electorate.

DRTice
DRTice

They must be required to take stupidity pills when they take political office in California

DRTice
DRTice

They must be required to take stupidity pills when they take political office in California

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

And who says demoncrats are out of their minds

islander53
islander53

And a child shall lead them.

Schick56
Schick56

God help us!!!! How "Low" can we go?

Varto
Varto

yes in deed Schick56
GOD help us please what else is new
we are not accepting this law. don’t brain wash our children with this news pls we beg you. Senator Elizabeth Warren what ever your name is and where ever you came and got this position in senat whole USA will be full of them no straights and middeleast will take over. Muslims are laughing now with wide open mouths. Cause they always say that USA and EUOROPE are full of these people having less children where wh are having 10 - 20 in each our families. So our Quran says we should take over the world we will conquer the world. EUOROPE USA so you people making things worse on us on everyone on our country we want our country back whatever you guys did to our beautiful country and EUOROPE I was watching videos from 1970 and 1980 even 1990 was very beautiful. democrats go somewhere else to control and make new laws go to Afghanistan or Russia they will love you hahahahaha assss

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

A thousand dollar fine! I'll tell you what, this bullsh#t is the demise of our freedoms. How do they plan on displaying toddler pampers? Is tampons gender neutral? In trying to be so inclusive, they're sticking their f'n noses into sh#t to run every aspect of our lives! This is what happens when politicians interbreed......

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

I guess this means no men's department or womens, no boy's or girl department in clothing? They'll have to displsay all the clothes just all mixed up? Calif government seems to want to control every aspect of it's residents lives.

Oceanfront in AZ.
Oceanfront in AZ.

Just in, animals everywhere insisting pet treats to be sold at checkout counters alongside candy.

Angelbandit
Angelbandit

I use to live in California and at one time missed it but no one could pay me enough to live there again. It's bad enough our Country going to be run by the children that are being raised now days with most being raised with no respect, love, morals, manners nor made to learn anything book wise or common sense and now they want to start turning things over to them now. Kind of makes a person glad their the age they are any way for me cause things are bad enough without being around to see them first hand at it.

Angelbandit
Angelbandit

My first comment was about the kid running things. This one is why is it that if I complain about it not being proper or right to put girls and boys things together I am a fending someone and that wrong and possibly could be in trouble, but no one cares or is possibly in trouble for a fending me for even thinking of such a ridiculous thing.

katlong
katlong

Evan Low, please read Jonathan Haidt's "The Coddling of the American Mind." This will make it hard to shop for everyone, including that 8 year old. And, more than that, this coddling is damaging to society and to that child. From one Democrat to another, please stop the nonsense. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076NVFT5P/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1


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