California law would fine department stores $1,000 for separating toys by gender – By Bradford Betz (FOX Business) / Feb 25 2021
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California lawmakers are considering a bill that would penalize department stores for separating children’s toys, clothing and other items by gender.
Under CA AB2826 (19R), introduced by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, department stores with 500 or more employees would be subject to a $1,000 fine if they do not “correct a violation of these provisions within 30 days of receiving written notice of the violation.”
Stores would not have to change their products, but the products could not be displayed based on how they have “traditionally been marketed for either girls or for boys.”