Skip to comments.Just the facts on SB 777 (CA Schoolchildren Can Now Choose Their Own Sex)
Posted on 12/31/2007 4:28:53 PM PST by lowbridge
Just the facts on SB 777
By: ROBERT TYLER
Forget everything you learned in kindergarten about the difference between boys and girls. According to Gov. Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature, schoolchildren can now choose their own sex. I'm not talking about choosing "sexual behavior or sexual preferences." Kids are going to be taught that they have the right to completely ignore their physical anatomy and choose the status of being "male" or "female."
Ignore your common sense, ignore your chromosomes and ignore your anatomy. This is what your politicians want to teach your kids in school. After all, California's kids have mastered reading, writing and arithmetic, haven't they? In October, California Senate Bill 777 was signed into law. Senate Bill 777 eliminates Education Code 212, which currently defines "sex" as "the biological condition or quality of being a male or female human being." And worse yet, SB 777 redefines the term "gender" for all schoolchildren by adding Education Code 210.7, which will read: "'Gender' means sex, and includes a person's gender identity and gender related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex at birth." In short, this redefinition of gender states that you are what you choose to be regardless of your anatomical make-up.
SB 777 also uses this redefinition of gender to forbid educators from discriminating against any individual employee, student or other person based upon that individual's unspoken claim of being male or female, regardless of his or her actual sex.
Advocates for Faith and Freedom, a nonprofit law firm dedicated to pro-family issues, filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court, San Diego, on behalf of the California Education Committee LLC, a project of California Family Council. Members of the California Education Committee include school board trustees, educators, parents and students.
The lawsuit argues that the redefinition of gender should be declared unconstitutionally vague as no school administrator or teacher would ever know whether they are unlawfully discriminating against a person based on their chosen sex. For example, how is it possible for an educator to segregate the boys from the girls if each individual has the ability to randomly self-define their sex regardless of their anatomy? Should educators really have to face the possibility of being sued for discrimination every time they segregate boys and girls or should they just be responsible for asking every child what sex they choose to be that day?
The lawsuit also argues that SB 777 is vague because Education Code section 51500 prohibits any teacher or school district from giving instruction or sponsoring any activity that promotes a discriminatory bias against persons based upon their gender or sexual orientation. Is a "discriminatory bias" being promoted when a high school chooses a homecoming king and queen or when a teacher discusses the role of a mother and father after reading a classic English novel?
Education Code section 220 prohibits discrimination based upon a person's self-defined gender in "any program or activity conducted by an educational institution." And Education Code section 200 requires "equal rights and opportunities in the educational institutions of the state."
If the school must treat a biological male as a self-defined "female" in "any program or activity" and in the "educational institutions of the state," does this require schools to allow the self-defined "female" to access female facilities? If persons can legally self-define their sex, shouldn't they be entitled to be treated that way regarding access to all public facilities? Sound outlandish? Not really.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has already adopted policies allowing boys to use girls' restrooms and locker rooms ---- and vice versa! You can read LAUSD's Reference Guide 1557 on the district's Web site.
It even tells teachers they need to refer to students using the student's preferred pronoun. And of course, it prohibits the teachers from disclosing a student's chosen gender to the student's parents. Since LAUSD has such a strong academic record, don't you think all school districts should duplicate this program?
Our schools should not be used as incubators for social experiments and our kids should not have to be subjected to the radical agenda of Sacramento politicians. It's time for our schools to get back to the basics and fend off these ridiculous efforts to brainwash our kids.
Robert Tyler is general counsel for Advocates for Faith and Freedom, a national nonprofit religious liberty and pro-family law firm located in Murrieta. Its Web site is www.faith-freedom.com.
When will they be able to choose their species?
That’s next years agenda.
Liberals are nuckin’ futz!
Just when I think that the California legislature has reached the apex of stupidity, they prove me wrong.
Schwaartz is a genius. Don't you see what he's doing? He's getting the government involved on the ground floor so that it can tax you according to your sex and species changes.
You know, it might cost more to provide civil services to a female salamander than to a white male accountant.
Think of the possibilities!
there is no apex of stupidity.
Hmmmm. each public building will have to have about dozen different restrooms: male (human); female (Human); undecided (human); mammalian, non-human (male), etc...
Hell, there might have to be a building with nothing but restrooms as an annex to any public building.
the apex of stupidity
there is no apex of stupidity.
That should read: The nadir of stupidity, and the second comment applies.
Stupidity unfortunately is infinite, and more powerful then evil. Only thing more powerful then stupidity is God Himself.
I pity the poor teachers who have to remember who’s what. When does California drift off the continent so they can be their own country?
Not soon enough for me. I hope the infection that has taken over CA won’t spread to the rest of the country. Before too long they will have a law for every single solitary action and then the thought police will move in.
I would think the non-humans could just go on the sidewalk or in the abundant greenspaces that will be mandated to prevent discrimination. The undecideds can go where the mood strikes them at the moment.
I think they already have uni-sex, uni-species facilities in Europe, so we can't be far behind on that.
Next years ‘girls’ softball teams from CA will run the table in the nationals.
Can you also decide that you are in some way physically disabled and demand all sorts of accomodations at work?
Sadly, I know one of these students. She is a young teen who has an intact family but now has decided she is a gay boy. She is dressing as a boy, cutting her hair as a boy, going by a masculine name, and the teachers are required to go along. Her counselor also acquiesces. So does her whole family. She wants the reconstruction surgery (I believe the medical term is the addadictomy) but is far too young.
I really don’t even know how to treat this person any more so I kind of avoid them all.
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