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Race on to overturn transgender bathrooms
Posted By Bob Unruh On 08/19/2013 @ 9:24 pm In Education,Faith,Front Page,Health,Politics,U.S. | No Comments
How many parents would accept this scenario?
Their 16-year-old daughter comes home from public school in tears of humiliation to tell them that several boys from the football team shared her locker room while changing for a physical education class that day.
The parents call the school and are told their daughter is correct and the scenario is perfectly legal.
So the parents call the parents of the football players, who say they weren’t even aware that their sons had declared to the school that they now identified as females.
Some parents were so stunned by word that this is not a hormone-infused, teen boy’s fantasy that they checked online rumor sites, such as Snopes, according to Karen England of Capitol Resource Institute.
England’s group is working on a newly launched initiative that will need the signatures of some 500,000 voters to be on the next statewide ballot.
The goal is to veto the “extremist” language adopted by majority Democrats in the state legislature and signed by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown that opens public school locker rooms to students of either sex.
Apparently, students will only need to tell school officials which gender they feel like. England affirmed that the law has no provision for certifying that someone is gender disoriented or gender confused before being given the rights provided in the new law.
England said parents in other states also should be concerned.
“We’re not like Las Vegas. What happens in California spreads to other states,” she said.
The law, AB 1266, adopted during this year’s legislative session, provides that students be given access to gender-segregated facilities according to their “gender identity.” It’s the latest in a long list of sex indoctrination laws adopted in California, including one that requires a day of recognition for Harvey Milk, the homosexual politician who also was an advocate of infamous cult leader Jim Jones.
England told WND the request to hold a referendum on the new law already has been filed, and organizers are lining up volunteers to collect signatures.
About 500,000 names will be due early in November, and if there are enough, the law will be put on hold until voters have a chance to determine its fate.
English told WND the law is a direct assault on parental rights, because it allows schools to treat their children as members of either gender, lets them send them to locker rooms or restrooms that may be in conflict with their physical gender and keep all such information away from parents.
“This is as far as they’ve (lawmakers) ever gone. This is the most extreme. Parents and teachers are absolutely outraged,” she said.
“Not one lawmaker campaigned on allowing boys in the girls locker room and restrooms,” she said. “Nor is there one who, I think, will, or will be able to stand and explain why they think this is a good idea.”
Several parents told England they checked Internet rumor and myth sites because the California law is so outlandish they couldn’t believe it was true.
Attorney Tim LeFever, who also is working with the initiative effort, launched Friday, wondered how many people would think it’s “too extreme to have sex-segregated bathrooms.”
“On this one, the general public doesn’t have a problem saying boys in the girls locker room isn’t a good idea,” he said.
He said telling a 16-year-old boy struggling with gender identity issues to use the girl’s restroom defies logic.
“I think that shows a real lack of compassion. One needs to deal with such an individual in a way that does not humiliate,” he said.
England discussed the issue with talk-radio host Mike Huckabee over the weekend:
"We respect that some students are struggling with their own sexual identity, but we ask for respect for the other students who will be humiliated when a boy walks into the girl's locker room," said England. "This is a privacy issue, a safety issue, and a common sense issue."
She said it seems "unbelievable that this bill would ever have made its way through the legislature and signed into law by the governor."
"Many people have contacted our office asking if this is a mistake or a joke," she said. "Others have said that they will be taking their students out of public schools, some even saying they are planning to move out of state."
The law, the first of its kind in the nation, drew the wrath of state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly over the weekend.
Allowing teenage boys and girls in the same locker room, showering side by side, is a bad idea. In fact, AB 1266 is a recipe for disaster. This will take the normal hormonal battles raging inside every teenager and pour gasoline onto those simmering coals. The right to privacy enjoyed by every student will be replaced by the right to be ogled.
While trying to address a concern of less than 2 percent of the population, California is now forcibly violating the rights of the other 98 percent. Many of the parents I have heard from within the last few days have literally pulled their kids out of public schools and have enrolled them in homeschool and private school programs. My boys, who went back to the public school after many years away, will not be returning.
It is completely unreasonable to expect teenagers, who are uncomfortable with themselves at this age, to accept this level of privacy invasion. After all, in the Capitol building, not only do they not allow men in the women's bathroom, the women must enter a code to access their restrooms.
The controversy earlier reached the ludicrous, when a woman who has "transitioned" to be a "man" became outraged when a pro-family advocate, Randy Thomasson of SaveCalifornia.com, addressed her as lady in a CNN interview.
See Thomasson's closing words in the CNN interview:
California lawmakers have built a long reputation for promoting promoting "gay" rights and resisting attempts to uphold traditional values in public schools and elsewhere. Majority Democrats on a California state legislative committee at one point killed a plan that would have cracked down on intimate relationships between school teachers and their students.
The unsuccessful Assembly Bill 1861 would have made it a felony if any teacher or employee of a public or private school "engages in a sexual relationship or inappropriate communications with a pupil."
Another bill, SB48, requires positive portrayals of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in public school social studies and history classes.
Others state laws:
The state legislature even demanded that students in public schools every year honor Harvey Milk, a homosexual activist, reported sexual predator and advocate for Jim Jones, leader of the massacred hundreds in Jonestown, Guyana.
SaveCalifornia.com contends that in honoring Milk, schools are advocating for the acceptance of what Milk sought: the entire homosexual, bisexual and cross-dressing agenda; a refusal to acknowledge sexually transmitted diseases spread by the behavior; his behavior as "a sexual predator of teenage boys, most of them runaways with drug problems"; advocacy for multiple sexual relationships at one time; and "lying to get ahead."
A 1982 biography of Milk tells of a 16-year-old named McKinley who "was looking for some kind of father figure."
"At 33, Milk was launching a new life, though he could hardly have imagined the unlikely direction toward which his new lover would pull him," the book says.
"It would be to boyish-looking men in their late teens and early 20s that Milk would be attracted for the rest of his life."
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