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Monday, August 19, 2013

California lawmaker pulls son from class over transgender law

A Republican state lawmaker says a new California law allowing transgender students to choose which restroom and locker room they use is part of the reason at least one of his sons will not return to his local public school this fall.

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, who lives in the Southern California mountain community of Twin Peaks, described his family's decision in a column published on WND (World Net Daily).

He wrote that under the bill from Ultra-liberal Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, Democrat from San Francisco, the privacy rights of California students "will be replaced by the right to be ogled" and will encourage inappropriate behavior among hormone-driven teenagers.

"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," Donnelly wrote.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law Monday, making California the first state to put such transgender/gay preferences into law.

Donnelly told The Associated Press on Friday that his 13- and 16-year-old sons, who attend Rim of the World Unified School District in the San Bernardino Mountains, were "horrified" to learn they might have to share a restroom with female students.

He is pulling one son out of middle school, while another son is uncertain if he will return to his public high school.

The decision is one that his family already had been discussing before the bill was approved.

"If it doesn't change his school experience, he may still stay," Donnelly said of his high-school student. "We don't know yet how this policy is going to affect our town."

The law, which will take effect January 1st of 2014, gives students the right "to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities" based on the gender which they identify on any particular day.

As of right now only in Communist Queer California can a child who is in their forming years and unable to completely reason what is taking place - can oppose to their birth gender if they want to.

Those programs also include sports teams.

The resaon is to reduce bullying? Discrimination?

Really, you upset the whole applecart by changing how every student has to go to school because 1% of the 6.4 million students faces bullying and possible discrimination because they are queer (as in strange)?

Fact is that allowing students of one gender to use facilities intended for the other could invade the other students' privacy - and bring about serious problems for girls and boys who don't want to change in a lockerroom or use the bathroom when the opposite sex is present.

Donnelly, who is exploring a bid for governor next year, said he is hearing concerns from a growing number of parents across the state.

Some of those parents have told him they also plan to remove their students from public school, although he said the parents he has spoken with have declined to speak publicly about their decision.

Donnelly's comments Friday came as two conservative groups opposed to the law, the Sacramento-based Pacific Justice Institute and Capitol Resource Institute, filed language for a ballot referendum with the state attorney general's office seeking to repeal AB1266.

The justice institute also is distributing a form that parents can send to school districts, stating that their child's rights include the right to privacy from students of the opposite gender in situations such as changing clothes.

Brad Dacus, the institute's president, said the organization has drawn significant interest from parents who are upset by the new law.

He said the form "puts the school district on notice that students aren't surrendering their rights to privacy."

One reader sent me this cartoon, saying they think this is what will take place in our schools now that Governor Brown has lifted the protections that were in place.

I agree.

California transgender children



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