The State of California Third District Court of Appeals ruled that a state law requiring the use of preferred pronouns by nursing home workers violated their free speech rights.
The court struck down the pro-transgender regulation on Friday in a unanimous 3-0 decision.
The provision was a part of the LGBTQ Long-Term Care Facility Residents' Bill of Rights passed in 2017 and signed into law by then-Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill's author, state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), released a statement lambasting the decision.
"The Court's decision is disconnected from the reality facing transgender people," said Sen. Wiener.