Senate Bill 606, the California bill that Halle Berry has passionately advocated for, has unanimously passed. The legislation will include recording or photographing a child without parental/legal guardian permission as “harassment.” But while Halle has certainly put her daughter Nahla‘s story front and center when testifying, so has everyone’s favorite Normal mom Jennifer Garner. The mother who doesn’t want you to think of her as “just” a wife, nearly cried on the stand when describing her concerns for her kids.
Seen in footage below, Jennifer’s voice quakes as she testifies:
“I love my kids,” said Garner, who has three children with filmmaker/actor Ben Affleck. “They’re beautiful and sweet and innocent, and I don’t want a gang of shouting, arguing, lawbreaking photographers who camp out everywhere we are all day, every day, to continue traumatizing my kids.”
Traumatizing officially ceased as that bill is now headed straight to the appropriations committee. A moment of pause, however, for the Motion Picture Association of America, as well as other journalists, who were not in favor of this bill because, reportedly, “the inability to take photos of children could prevent them from gathering the news.” Yeah, because 7-year-old Violet Affleck is really going to give you the 411 on “news.”