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Violating civil code

“Violating civil code”, Monterey Herald – June 27, 2021

According to Governor Newsom, “California as a whole isn’t adopting a vaccine passport system.”  Why is the Governor depending on businesses to require vaccine verification for entry?  It is not anyone’s business to know a person’s health information. It is against CA Civil Code 51 and CA Constitution, Article 1, Section 1, to ask someone to disclose his or her health information for participation in an activity or entry into a business.

An establishment can still require social distancing and mask-wearing within their place of business in the interest of health and safety, as long as those restrictions are applied to ALL of the customers.  A business cannot single out a person because of their vaccine status or failure to disclose.

According to CA Civil Code 51: All persons within the jurisdiction of this state are free and equal, and no matter what their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, et seq.

And CA Constitution Article 1, Section 1: All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.

— Marilyn Galli, Carmel