CA Lawmakers Pass K-12 Transgender-Ri...

CA Lawmakers Pass K-12 Transgender-Rights Bill

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#1 Jul 4, 2013
The LGBTQIABCDEF crowd will never be satisfied.
At first, they wanted government to leave them the hell alone.
Then, they wanted government inside their bedrooms, declaring that their relationships were the equivalent of marriage.
Now, they want to erase all gender differences throughout society.

Their business is to alter all reality so that they feel better about their deviancy.

Calif. Lawmakers Pass K-12 Transgender-rights Bill

by Don Thompson

California lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that would require public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join based on their gender identity instead of their chromosomes.

Some school districts around the country have implemented similar policies, but the bill's author says AB1266 would mark the first time a state has mandated such treatment by statute.

Existing state law already prohibits California schools from discriminating against students based on their gender identity, but the legislation that passed the state Senate on Wednesday spells that out in more detail, said Carlos Alcala, a spokesman for the bill's author, Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco.

At least two others state, Massachusetts and Connecticut, have statewide policies granting the same protections, but neither policy is in statute, according to the Gay-Straight Alliance Network.

The issue has become a battle in some local school districts around the country. For instance, a Colorado family filed a complaint with the state's civil rights office in March, claiming that their local school had violated the state's nondiscrimination laws. The family had been told that their first-grader, who was born a boy, could not use the girl's bathroom and would have to use the restroom in the nurse's office or the teachers' lounge.

California's bill would give students the right "to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities" based on their self-perception, regardless of their birth gender.

It sparked an impassioned debate on the Senate floor about when transgender students' right to expression might conflict with other students' discomfort and right to privacy.

Supporters said the bill is needed to protect students from bullying and other abuse. They also said it represents the next front in their effort to provide equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, just days after same-sex marriages resumed in California.

"There should be certainty that every kid has the chance to go to school and be treated equally and fairly," said Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, who carried the bill in the Senate. "We know that these particular students suffer much abuse and bullying and denigration. We can't change that overnight, but what we can do is make sure that the rules are such that they get a fair shake."

Opponents said the state is going too far if it permits opposite-sex students to use restrooms and locker rooms.

"It is not all about discrimination. Elementary and secondary students of California — our most impressionable, our most vulnerable — now may be subjected to some very difficult situations," said Republican Sen. Jim Nielsen.

Parents, school administrators and school board members would have no say over students who identify themselves as transgender and enter shower rooms or bathrooms used by the opposite sex, Nielsen said, warning that the privilege could be abused by youthful sex offenders.

"Think about the millions of California parents and students who at the least would be extraordinarily uncomfortable with what this bill would impose upon them," Nielsen said.

Sen. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, and Sen. Rod Wright, D-Inglewood, each said that male athletes who are mediocre in competition against their own gender could game the system by competing against female athletes....

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#2 Jul 4, 2013
WTF, how can a kid consent to being a "different gender"
Wait what

Galion, OH

#3 Jul 4, 2013
Wait until an ornery hetero student sues for the right to use the opposite sex restroom!
Wait what

Galion, OH

#4 Jul 4, 2013
You don't get a whole lot of privacy in many restroom stalls, and I don't want to be doing anything in a restroom stall and be able to be observed by a male. Why is that wrong? Why? Cameras - no, a set of eyes - yes.
They cannot kill a spook

Toledo, OH

#5 Jul 4, 2013
-tip- wrote:

Sen. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, and Sen. Rod Wright, D-Inglewood, each said that male athletes who are mediocre in competition against their own gender could game the system by competing against female athletes....
Hopefully a big gal will grab the queer by the nut sack and tear it off say" since you don't know how to use these you don't them"
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#6 Jul 4, 2013
"I'd Love to Change the World" song by Ten Years After

Everywhere is freaks and hairies, dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity?
Tax the rich, feed the poor, till there are no rich no more.

I'd love to change the world, but I don't know what to do. So I'll leave it up to you.

Fits this topic preyy well. Pitiful!

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