FILE - CA Gov. Gavin Newsom 10-27-21

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.

(The Center Square) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Thursday allowing California to take "temporary emergency jurisdiction" over a child that traveled to the state for transgender drugs or operations, stripping parents of their authority over their kids.

"States across the country are passing laws to demonize the transgender community, especially transgender youth and their parents," Newsom wrote to the California State Senate upon signing the bill, adding that "82% of transgender individuals have considered killing themselves, and 40% have attempted suicide, with suicidality highest among transgender youth. This is unacceptable - we must fight for our youth and their parents."

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