It was way back in 2018 when Twitchy did a post on the California legislature passing a bill that would require that the boards of publicly traded companies include a “woman”; remember, this was back in 2018 when you didn’t need a biologist to determine what a woman was.
We’d kind of lost track of that story, but apparently, California went even further and passed a diversity law requiring that corporate boards include at least one minority member and one LGBT member. We’re learning from the AP’s Zeke Miller that the law has been declared unconstitutional, as any sane person could have told you.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Landmark California diversity law requiring minority, LGBT directors on corporate boards ruled unconstitutional.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) April 2, 2022
CBS Los Angeles reports:
A Los Angeles judge ruled Friday that California’s landmark law mandating that corporations diversify their boards with members from certain racial, ethnic or LGBT groups is unconstitutional.
The brief ruling granted summary judgment to Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group that sought a permanent injunction against the measure that was signed into law last year. The ruling didn’t explain the judge’s reasoning.
The measure requires corporate boards of publicly traded companies with a main executive office in California to have a member from an “underrepresented community,” including LGBT, Black, Latino, Asian, Native American or Pacific Islander.
Hooray Judicial Watch!
Finally some sanity!
— #boycottdisney (@boycottdisney51) April 2, 2022
As well as it should be.
— Gallo (@YouBelieveDat) April 2, 2022
— jam (@Libertarian247) April 2, 2022
Of course it’s unconstitutional.
It’s full on endorsing discriminatory hiring practices that violate civil rights law.
— The Issues of My Time (@IssuesOfMyTime) April 2, 2022
Good job by the judge.
— Justin Dyess 🥋 (@contrastrinity) April 2, 2022
I'm as liberal as one can get, but I don't think private companies are as subject to diversity laws as are public institutions. Correct me if I'm wrong.
— Paulie Jones (@eburgpaulie) April 2, 2022
Market economics should not be ruled with governmental red tape. In order for companies to be profitable, they must hire the best people. Having their hands tied by governmental regulations will lead companies to chapter 11.
— Virgil (@virgilcaneyaho1) April 2, 2022
Of course it is unconstitutional. And stupid on top of that. It’s amazing that intelligent politicians would even propose such a law. Demand change.
— Patrick Calnan (@patcalnan) April 2, 2022
As if woke California corporations aren’t already trying to diversify their boards. We just wonder how California was going to police this law — where’s your LGBT board member?
Well, there goes my plan to get appointed to the “gay” seat on a BOD. 😆
— The Cosmopolitan Conservative (@CosmopoCon) April 2, 2022
California's latest step toward fascism: mandating a woman on every corporate board https://t.co/vFnxiSAtyV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 30, 2018