Skip to comments.Calif. to require schools to have bathrooms, locker rooms for transgender students
Posted on 06/12/2013 8:16:29 AM PDT by Zakeet
Schools in the state of California will soon be required to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their preference.
A bill being discussed in the state senate would mandate that schools have bathrooms and locker rooms that are fully equipped for transgender students, as well as requiring the schools to allow transgender students to take part in sports and other activities of the gender of their choosing.
Assembly Bill 1266 is aimed at prohibiting discrimination against transgender students in the states school districts, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), the bills sponsor, told The Christian Post.
The bill, which the state assembly passed last month, is expected to pass in the Democratic state senate and be signed into law by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.
Supporters of the bill believe that it will help end discrimination against transgender students.
Its about ensuring transgender students, just like all students, have a fair chance to be themselves and succeed at school, Melissa Goodman, a senior staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, told the Los Angeles Times.
Among those opposing the legislation is the California Catholic Conference, who said that the bill is extraneous because laws preventing discrimination against transgender students are already in place in California.
Our legislature tends to get involved in things that are better handled in local school districts, said Carol Hogan, a spokeswoman for the conference, told the Los Angeles Times. One size does not fit all.
Similar policies are already in place in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Last year, Massachusetts passed similar legislation, making it the first state in the country to mandate nondiscrimination policies in school based on gender identity. On Tuesday schools in Multinomah County, Oregon were also required to begin using gender-neutral bathrooms.
That's taxpayer money well spent by a broke state in order to keep us from feeling too out of place until we decide what we want to be!
This may come as a shock to that state, but there are only two sexes. Look it up.
Lottsa fun for the boys in the girls bathroom now.
Society continues it’s downward spiral.
Sounds like a lot more girlie boys are just going to get the cr*p beat out of them in gym class and on the sports arena.
Yes, and the boys can take the girls’ gym classes! Think how much better they will be at most of the sports! That will be good for their self-esteems, right? Isn’t that the goal of education? (/s)
God help the kids.
Not in California. There area at least 15 or 16 there.
They had better triple the size of the girls shower room.
They can label the three different restrooms and showers:
Oh, no, let’s not have special schools to handle students who do not fit the standard description; every school should have the ability to host any disability..
4.3 billion dollars later, this disaster continues. And just as was declared at the time, as soon as accommodation starts taking place in schools, it will never end. And guess what? It will never end until the people say no mas.
Like in Maryland CA Republicans cant stop bills or pass them but they should make sure that this bill requires urinals in ladies rooms.
That should wake up the compassionate CA lib ladies.
Why just schools? How about all public places, businesses, homes, ?
I think the headline is misleading. It implies there will be “separate but equal” facilities for trans. But the article says they can use the facility of their choosing. In which case why separate girls’ gym and sports from boys’? (We know why). Next will they demand trannies in the NFL or Olympics? It’s only “fair.”
Kommiefornia's been a sewer for a long time.
Here in MA schools if one of these freaks “feels” like being a girl for a day, “it” is allowed to use the girls bathroom and any normal girl who complains will be punished.
If you live in CA or Illinois, you need to get the hell out.
I stated this a couple weeks ago lol!
can someone tell me the difference between a “trans-gendered” person and a transvestite?
State zoining legislation is being considered by Democrats for next session that all homes and apartments containing familys of four or more must have full facility bathrooms for both sexes.
They now have their foot in the door. There is no stopping them from expanding the regulation to cover everything everywhere. Welcome to the asylum.
So there are men interested in women, men interested in men,
men interested in men and women, women interested in men, women interested in women, women interested in men and women, men who chopped their schmekel off and are interested in women, men who chopped their schmekel off and are interested in men, men who chopped their schmekel off and are interested in men and women, women who found and grafted a used schmekel and are interested in men, women who found and grafted a used schmekel and are interested in women, women who found and grafted a used schmekel and are interested in men and women. (Did I miss anybody?)
Logically, there has to be a separate bathroom for each one of these.
Transvestites only wear the clothing of the opposite sex. Transgenders usually take hormones and have surgery to try to make their bodies like the other sex.
Looking for the “satire” keyword, went away disappointed.
As CA goes, so goes the nation.
This will be coming to a blue state near you.
The acceleration of the USA into a God-less toilet continues, and, one day soon, there WILL be a dear, dear price to pay.
The secular progressive march to doom continues.
This will not end well. It never does.
Thank God my older sons are out of school, and my youngest son is in a private Christian school. I fear for my grandsons, however.
Fully supported by plumbers and sign makers everywhere!
A punk bank will put a song entitled: “Smoking in the trans-gendered bathroom.”
Well that’s not fair! The LGBTQ will not put up with this!
What about separate bathrooms for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Queer students?
Was there a study, or is this just ignorant thinking?
They won’t be with other transgender people, They get to choose whichever bathroom they want to use.
There won’t be new bathrooms for transgenders.
Since medical records are protected, the school probably can’t get any proof of the sex change, so they most likely will just be allowed to use either bathroom.
MALE, FEMALE, CONFUSED
I believe the Olympics already do. I’m pretty sure that in international fencing competitions sugically-created “females” are allowed to compete against actual females in the women’s divisions.
Of course surgically-created “males” can compete with the actual males in the men’s divisions, too, but...well...they’d never win.
USA Fencing states that it goes by International Olympic rules.
(And no, the real women are NOT happy about it, though they are afraid to say anything.)
I think the transgenders should be using the faculty restroom. That will enhance the “self-esteem” of the transgendered kids, and will save the cost of building more restrooms. (It would also protect the normal kids from the weirdos, but that is not the “spin” you want to use in CA.)
When is he term limited out?
All males should start dressing in full burqas and declare that they want to be identified as Islamic-lesbians who demand the use of female restrooms/lockers/showers.
No they will change to rules to be more powderpuff type games.
I can’t wait for the first “confused” boy that drops a deuce in the girls restroom.
Wasn't there a school built in NYC 4-5 years ago specifically for gays?
Yep, found it. Harvey Milk High School http://www.wnd.com/2003/07/19991/
But, noooo. We have to allow boys into the girls showers - Here, let me help you with that soap. What's Whoopie going to say about those rapes?
The schools have a copy of their BC when they registered for K or 1st grade. There's a blank with F or M filled in countless times on their record. If a student went by Lance last year but by Lacy this year, then something is up.
Sure, but Lance could just say SHe is Lucy now and use the girls bathroom...
What about the vegisexuals?
Who will guarantee the rights of the vegisexuals?
How many transgendered pupils does a typical high school have at any one time?
I tried several searches on the internet to find out the percentage of transgendered people in the general population. The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta did a study a few years ago that showed the percentage of homosexuals was about 2-3%. True transgendered would be a fraction of that.
One European study showed 1 in 37,000. Another study cited in the New York times found 1 in 500. Truly, no one know the exact number, but it must be very small.
Therefore, maintaining separate but equal facilities for this tiny, but vocal, minority will probably be very expensive. Can you imagine the cost of building a separate bathroom in a school that may not have a single transgendered student? Is this a realistic solution to a suspect problem?
Liberals love to feel good about themselves without regard to the costs to folks who might not agree with their profigate spending.
Yep what could possibly go wrong with this policy.