California State Assembly

FILE - State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, discusses his proposed measure to provide legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., March 17, 2022. Democratic lawmakers in more than a dozen states are following California’s lead in seeking to offer legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families. The coordinated effort being announced Tuesday, May 3, by the LGBTQ Victory Institute and other advocates comes in response to recent actions taken in conservative states. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Bill making Calif. transgender sanctuary state advances

A California State Assembly committee passed a Senate bill that would make the state a transgender sanctuary state. The legislation passed Monday along party lines. It would provide refuge for trans youth and their parents, along with physicians who believe in so-called gender-affirming health care.