Monday, February 24, 2014

Attempt to overturn CA law protecting transgender students FAILS!!

This is a HUGE loss for the anti-gay right. They threw everything at this attempt to repeal the CA law protecting transgender students, including the usual lies about men invading women's restrooms and locker rooms. The following is from Karen Ocamb of Frontiers LA:

On Monday, Feb. 24, California’s Secretary of State reported that after a full count of the 619,381 votes submitted by (Frank( Schubert and Karen England’s Privacy for All Students coalition (PFAS), there were insufficient valid signatures to qualify a referendum to repeal AB 1266, the School Success and Opportunity Act that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law and that went into effect in January. Despite their best public efforts, the coalition has so far been unable to find a parent or student to complain about the law in their public school environment. Indeed, AB 1266 was essentially a law clarifying an existing law in the Education Code.

 The Secretary of State reported that the coalition only submitted 487,484 valid signatures; 504,760 valid signatures were needed to qualify. In the largest of California’s 58 counties—Los Angeles—PFAS submitted 130,978 signatures, of which 100,315 were valid. “I’m certain this won’t be the last attempt by anti-LGBT extremists to roll back advances in equality for LGBT people, but I’m relieved this attempt has clearly failed,” said L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center CEO Lorri L. Jean. “All kids deserve the opportunity to do well in school, including transgender kids, and we know this law works because the L.A. Unified School District reports that for eight years it has offered transgender students the same protections guaranteed by AB 1266 and there have been no registered complaints by students or adults.” 

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