By Charlie Butts
Without comment, California Governor Jerry Brown yesterday signed into law a bill (AB 1266) strengthening the rights of transgender students (K-12) in the state’s public schools. It makes the Golden State the first state in the nation to allow participation in “sex-segregated programs, activities, and facilities” in public schools based on a student’s gender identity.
Under the new law, public schools will be required to allow the students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want – and it would allow boys to take showers with girls just because they say they feel they are female.
Supporters of the law, which includes the American Civil Liberties Union and pro-homosexual groups, say it will reduce bullying and discrimination against transgender students in public schools. But pro-family spokesmen are expressing deep concern over violations of students’ privacy and the potential for sexual assaults. Click here to continue reading.