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Calif. schools prepare for transgender rights law
« on: December 26, 2013, 02:07:00 PM »
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TRANSGENDER_STUDENT_LAW?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-12-26-13-47-33

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- With a law that spells out the rights of transgender students in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for coaches, assessing who will sleep where during overnight field trips and reconsidering senior portrait dress codes.

But administrators, counselors, teachers and school board members also are watching and waiting. The law, the nation's first requiring public schools to let children use sex-segregated facilities and participate in the gender-specific activities of their choice, could end up suspended within days of its Jan. 1 launch if a referendum to repeal it qualifies for the November ballot.

To obtain a public vote on the law, passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, a coalition of conservative groups called Privacy for All Students has collected hundreds of thousands of signatures. Counties have until Jan. 8 to verify them through random spot-checking.

Depending on how many are found to be valid, the secretary of state will approve the referendum, determine that it failed or order a review of every signature.

"We don't know what's going to happen when kids come back from their holiday vacation," said Republican state Sen. Steve Knight, who voted against the law. "Are there going to be 15-year-old girls talking in the bathroom and in walks a boy? What are they going to do? Scream? Run out?"


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Re: Calif. schools prepare for transgender rights law
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 07:22:12 PM »
One thing that always used to matter in the law was certainty. Now you (supposedly) have six-year-olds who don't know with any degree of certainty which sex they are, notwithstanding their physiology, but they still have to be accomodated.  :shrug:
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Re: Calif. schools prepare for transgender rights law
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 08:14:47 PM »
One thing that always used to matter in the law was certainty. Now you (supposedly) have six-year-olds who don't know with any degree of certainty which sex they are, notwithstanding their physiology, but they still have to be accomodated.  :shrug:

Well now, isn't there just a massive problem among transgendered Kindergarteners who need fewer choices in their decisions about where to go pee that requires a massive intervention like this one??  I mean, aren't we all reading daily about the travails of poor little fifth graders who have been brought up to feel terribly conflicted about that little warm semi-private place between their legs??

Prog off.  It makes me sick to see how warped some of our ideas about how a representative republic should be run.  This is insanity run amok and our ever increasing enemies in the world take heart in it all.


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Re: Calif. schools prepare for transgender rights law
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2013, 01:35:17 PM »
This one really makes me want to cry.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2013, 01:35:44 PM by flowers »



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