California Supreme Court Watch

Nov 10, 2021
Taking Offense v. State of California, S270535.

#21-521 Taking Offense v. State of California, S270535. (C088485; 66 Cal.App.5th 696; Sacramento County Superior Court; 34201780002749CUWMGDS.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. This case presents the following issue: Did the Court of Appeal err in declaring the provision of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Long-Term Care Facility Residents’ Bill of Rights (Health & Saf. Code, § 1439.51) that criminalizes the willful and repeated failure to use a resident’s chosen name and pronouns unconstitutional on its face under the First Amendment?

Review granted: 11/10/2021

Opening brief on the merits filed: 2/09/2022

Answer brief on the merits filed: 4/06/2022

Reply brief filed (case fully briefed): 6/24/2022

See the Court of Appeal Opinion.