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California Government Grows With The Gender Identity Agenda-
Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2013 | Austin Hill

Posted on 07/07/2013 5:25:02 AM PDT by Kaslin

It’s being heralded as a huge advancement for the cause of “civil rights.” But a controversial new bill in California has very little to do with children, yet has a whole lot to do with the selfish interests of the state’s government employees.

It’s frequently referred to as the “California Transgender Bathroom Rights Bill,” and assuming that Governor Jerry Brown signs it in to law, it will require public K-12 schools throughout the state to let students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join based on their gender identity, rather than relying on their physiological gender. Reaching far beyond the matter of which restroom a student uses at school, the bill quite intentionally would require schools to allow students "to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities" based on their self-perception, and to ignore the gender that is designated on a student’s birth certificate.

The new policy will likely draw a backlash, and most of the criticism will likely rest on historic notions of morality and normative behavior. “I don’t want teenage males mingling with my daughter in the locker room” some might say. But too bad – the oppression of heterosexual presumption has been blight on western civilization throughout its history, and now the enlightened politicians of California are finally ridding us of this problem. Californians who aren’t so enlightened and who are stuck in their antiquated hetero-centric thought processes will just have to make some adjustments.

But not everybody in California will “adjust” easily. In fact it is likely that some, perhaps even many local school districts around the state will sue the state to prevent the law’s implementation. And this is where the so-called “civil rights” bill will begin to serve the selfish interests of government employees.

When the law suits get filed, the California Attorney General’s office will as a matter of procedure have to defend the state law in court. This creates more “work” for the attorneys and assistants that already work at the AG’s office, and may even necessitate the hiring of additional staff – all of which is funded with people’s tax dollars.

And who do you suppose does the preparation and filing of the law suits? The staff legal counsel at the school district, of course. But how many local public school districts have a litigation attorney on staff? More customarily a public school district will have an attorney on staff to advise the school board on how to stay out of litigation, and not for the purposes of filing lawsuits. School districts may need to hire more attorneys or perhaps contract with outside attorneys in order to fight the legislature’s enlightenment –and once again this would happen at the expense of taxpayers.

But what about retro-fitting school facilities to accommodate the new law? Certainly the “boys” and “girls” signs that appear on restrooms and locker rooms will need to be removed. And why should any student who feels like they have a “female identity” have to look at a standup urinal every time they walk in to their restroom of choice? The “civil rights” law will no doubt create lots of “work” for facilities construction and maintenance personnel at school districts, all at taxpayer expense.

And let’s not forget about the practical, emotional and psychological needs that the new law will create. Students and school personnel alike will presumably need special training and counseling so as to know how to make adjustments, and how to more effectively accommodate those with gender identities that are different from their physical gender. One could imagine that teachers’ unions might wish to lobby school districts for “extra funding” so teachers can get properly trained in the ways of gender identity issues. And perhaps California’s two government-run university systems – the California State University (“CSU”) system, and the University of California (“UC”) system – will need to develop new curriculum and coursework so as to properly train future teachers on how to create more “gender neutral” environments in public schools. Once again the taxpayers of the Golden State will shoulder the financial burden, as government employees go about their new and all-important “work.”

All of these various adjustments to be made in the name of “tolerance” and “diversity” add up to the same thing – an expanded “need” for government workers, an expanded government bureaucracy, and more consumption of private people’s money. It’s great news for those whose livelihoods are vested in growing the size and scope of government, but really sad news for people who work in the private sector and who still actually care about their liberty.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: California
KEYWORDS: abortion; california; deathpanels; gaystapotactics; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; obamacare; pinkjournalism; sexpositiveagenda; zerocare

1 posted on 07/07/2013 5:25:02 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

California = Insanity


2 posted on 07/07/2013 5:32:51 AM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Kaslin
" SICK"
3 posted on 07/07/2013 5:36:34 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Kaslin

Let’s say that a Man (or boy) decides one day, “I’m really a female - in a male body”.

My question for that individual: “Having never (in fact) been female, how would you know what it ‘feels like’ to be female?”


4 posted on 07/07/2013 5:39:07 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: heye2monn

It’s a war against science itself.


5 posted on 07/07/2013 5:41:14 AM PDT by pfony1
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To: Kaslin

6 posted on 07/07/2013 5:42:25 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

pervs...pervs...pervs. nobama & LIBs “new normal”. I’ll have none of it, thank you.


7 posted on 07/07/2013 5:44:04 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin

I’m thinking of my 11 year old great niece in California who is a premium soccer player. She’ll soon be playing on teams and against teams where males decide that they want to play against females because they can excel over the females. Wasn’t there some issues about this in tennis a generation ago?


8 posted on 07/07/2013 5:44:40 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Kaslin

9 posted on 07/07/2013 5:45:30 AM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: hal ogen

It won’t be up to you, comrade.


10 posted on 07/07/2013 5:46:55 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kaslin

Madness.


11 posted on 07/07/2013 5:56:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Kaslin
let students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join based on their gender identity, rather than relying on their physiological gender.

So, the boys who can't make the boy's teams will try out for the girl's teams.

12 posted on 07/07/2013 6:02:18 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Kaslin

Another FReeper said it a few days ago - God owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.


13 posted on 07/07/2013 6:05:31 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: Kaslin

Maybe the stupidest thing I ever heard of. And that is saying a lot.


14 posted on 07/07/2013 6:19:06 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Kaslin

Let’s say your son’s 6’ 2”, kind of a mediocre basketball player, but certainly both tall enough and coordinated enough to be a force in the girl’s game. Not a chance in the world that he’d get a free ride for college with a basketball scholarship anywhere else in the country, but apparently it looks like California wants to give him some money.

Change your “gender identity” before your senior year in high school, be a star on the girl’s team, sue the snot out of the college of your choice if they don’t recruit you for a scholarship, and then feel free to change your “gender identity” back to something more convenient after graduation. And you help destroy Title IX in the process!

(the down side - you get what passes for an education from government schools in California)


15 posted on 07/07/2013 6:20:02 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: heye2monn
California = Insanity


California = Fascism with a Happy Face

16 posted on 07/07/2013 6:25:18 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: heye2monn

Insanity is a National plague.

It is spreading faster than any other disease known to man.

The insanity of Homosexuals and mentally ill people who are of one gender ,and decide they want to be another.The plague includes people who accept this in the name of political correctness, of because they feel sorry for the afflicted.


17 posted on 07/07/2013 6:38:19 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

I am literally from the “Old School. As I recall it, it was 4th grade and morning recess. I was chasing a softball as it rolled its way into the girls bathroom. Ever the competitor, I ran into it to grab the ball but was met by Sister Mary-Joseph on my way out.I clearly recall having to wear a girls scarf on my head for the rest of the school day.


18 posted on 07/07/2013 6:42:22 AM PDT by RonnG
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To: jonno

And let’s say that boy declared that he was a female only to get into the girl’s restroom and sexually harass? I suppose the girls would have no right to complain.


20 posted on 07/07/2013 7:13:21 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Kaslin

California Transgender Bathroom.

Men Women It

Boys Girls Confused


21 posted on 07/07/2013 7:47:00 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Kaslin

I can’t see how any parent can send their kid to a CA public school, or a MA public school for that matter.


22 posted on 07/07/2013 8:19:41 AM PDT by goldi
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To: Mercat
. . . . let students choose . . . which school teams they join

This is the end of women's sports.

23 posted on 07/07/2013 8:28:33 AM PDT by aimhigh (Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: Kaslin

The sheer blood-spitting frustration of having those maladjusted creeps in Sacramento - who in previous times would have rightly been sent to a looney-bin for their perverted view of the real world - can command our lives. GOP where are you? Or have you totally abdicated?


24 posted on 07/07/2013 8:38:59 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Kaslin

25 posted on 07/07/2013 9:04:43 AM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: I am Richard Brandon; Jim Robinson
GOP where are you? Or have you totally abdicated?

No, the CA GOP hasn't totally abdicated. They're just outnumbered, outgunned, outmanned, overwhelmed and overrun by the free s*t brigade, illegals, idiots, progressives, liberals, nanny-staters, and other reprobates (but I repeat myself). Remember, CA is the state that brought you Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon and John Wayne, among others, not to mention it's JimRob's and FR's home state. Any time you all out there slam California for what's being foisted upon them by their state legislature, just remember that there are a LOT of good conservatives out there that you're slamming as well by painting with that same broad brush.

ACV: $.02 -- YMMV.

26 posted on 07/07/2013 9:54:02 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

... sorry, forgot to include homos, trans and other pervs in the above rant, too ...


27 posted on 07/07/2013 9:56:59 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Stosh
Change your “gender identity” before your senior year in high school, be a star on the girl’s team...

Sorry, Charlie; not without the snip-snip.

28 posted on 07/07/2013 10:33:01 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Venturer

Insanity indeed. If it comes to down to whatever you want to do at the moment, a law is utterly meaningless.


29 posted on 07/07/2013 1:56:06 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Kaslin
...let students choose...which school teams they join based on their gender identity, rather than relying on their physiological gender.

It will be interesting to see how they manage to reconcile this with Title IX - sure, girls' sports will be funded equally with boys' sports but there will be boys playing them. Apparently they won't be "officially" boys but that's going to cut some girls out of the picture entirely, and they won't be helped much by imagining that they're really boys. What we actually have here is a case of Make-Believe as social policy. Every day is Halloween, but there aren't any treats.

30 posted on 07/07/2013 2:06:25 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: heye2monn; All

I’m chronologically 60 yoa but I had extensive cosmetic surgery, dyed my hair and am taking HGH, so I’m now insisting that people acknowledge that I’m 30 yoa and I’ll sue the pants off anybody who won’t do so.


31 posted on 07/07/2013 3:13:04 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (After Bush & Obama, surely most people agree, the Excutive must be curtailed!)
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To: pluvmantelo

haha. But in humor, veritas


32 posted on 07/07/2013 4:27:53 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: jonno

I’m just trying to figure out how someone is genetically predisposed to wear makeup and dresses. Heck, half the women I know don’t wear makeup or dresses.

The real problem is that men actually do have emotions, but the popular culture has made that so odd that boys who have emotions think they must be girls.


33 posted on 07/07/2013 5:38:06 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Kaslin

It sure ain’t sanity.


34 posted on 07/10/2013 4:43:03 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Sanity is the adequate response of the mind to the real thing: adaequatio mentis ad rem.)
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