It seems a fairly simple and straightforward thing that staff at nursing homes should call transgender residents by their correct names/pronouns.
This simple human courtesy was undermined by a recent 3rd Appellate District order striking down a California law requiring such accurate and respectful address of elders.
We are proud to have assisted leading scholars in social work, gerontology, and social science in supporting the California Attorney General on an amicus brief in the case. The brief seeks to obtain California Supreme Court review of the 3rd District’s order.
Read a copy of the letter brief.