It n Nursing home staff in California are no longer prohibited from deliberately residents at fault , a California district court ruled this month, saying the ban in a 2017 statute violated members' free speech Staff. Equality California , a nonprofit that works to protect LGBTQ Californians, and one of the sponsors of the legislation, said in a statement that the court 's decision was more than disappointing, in particular.ulier for transgender and non-binary (California) seniors. The Third District Court of Appeal overturned part of the Bill of Rights for Residents of LGBTQ Long-Term Care Facilities , adopted in 2017, known as pronoun provision. ”This provision, referenced in the July decision, initially prohibited nursing home staff from “ willfully and repeatedly “misleading or using the incorrect name to refer to a resident ” when We recognize that gender abuse can be disrespectful, discourteous and insulting, and used as an inart way of expressing ideological disagreement with it 's clearly marked with the name and pronoun. gender identity expressed by another person, Associate Justice Elena J. Duarte written in the new decision , which was unanimous among three judges. But the first amendment only protect speech that harmlessly and artfully expresses a person's point of view.