The Democrat-controlled Michigan House of Representatives passed an extreme anti-1st Amendment bill on June 20th that would make the ‘wrong’ usage of pronouns a crime punishable by imprisonment for as long as 5 years, or a fine as much as $10,000.
More specifically, HB 4474 would make it a felony to use words to make one “feel” terrorized, frightened, or threatened. Do not take my word for it, just look at the bill’s definition of “intimidate.”
The bill specifically states that "intimidation" based on "gender identity or expression" would qualify for felony status.
The bill passed 59-50 in the House, and will now head to the Senate.
Anti-free speech laws are sweeping the nation, and they are coming in the name of social justice for the far-left’s key base of supporters.
Canada adopted a similar provision in 2017 with bill C-16, which prohibits supposed improper pronoun usage. Dr. Jordan Peterson was thrust onto the world stage by criticizing the legislation.
Here in Minnesota, we also have similarly draconian laws. The Democrat-controlled House Senate just created a “bias database” that records and documents wrong-think from citizens.
Unlike Canada, the United States has a constitution that protects free speech and expression. Hopefully, the courts will step in to defend the rights of the people and strike down these crazy provisions.