If you were wondering what’s up with the picture, this bundle of sticks is an actual California DEM Senator (elected into office, yes, you got that right) responsible for the bill Governor Jerry Moonbeam Brown just signed into law. The respective bill was sponsored by Democrat state Sen. Scott Weiner and it was signed into law last Friday, demonstrating more consequences from emptying the mental hospitals in the 1970s. People like Weiner need to be in psychiatric treatment, not in the legislature, but let that go.
The new legislation lowers the maximum penalty for knowingly/intentionally (as in premeditated) exposing or infecting a person to HIV to just 6 months in prison. The previous penalty was 8 years. Also last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed another bill, thus making it the law of the land, which allows for penalties of up to 1 year of jail time for health-care personnel who, let me quote, “willfully and repeatedly” use the “wrong” pronouns when they refer to a senior transgender patient.
Just to give you a hint, transgender pronoun mandates are unconstitutional, but California wants to secede anyway, so they don’t bother anymore with that old document we call the Constitution. Moving along with our story, Democrat state Sen. Scott Weiner told CNN that, let me quote:
“The most effective way to reduce HIV infections is to destigmatize HIV. To make people comfortable talking about their infection, get tested, get into treatment.”