Privacy for All Students (USA)

haPrivacy for All Students, a coalition formed to overturn AB 1266, will likely not succeed in its effort to overturn the measure at the ballot box.  The coalition submitted 613,120 signatures to get the initiative on the November 2014 ballot — 108,360 more than required by law. As of Friday, early results of a random sampling of petition signatures finds that only 76.7% of signatures submitted are valid, indicating that if the trend holds, the referendum initiative would fail.  The coalition has not updated its website since turning in the petitions.

Sample of Signatures.

Effort to repeal Calif.

California anti-trans referendum may not qualify for ballot _ Gay Star News.

DB13_034 _ News Release – California Secretary of State Debra Bowen.

 

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  1. IT’S TIME FOR A STATE INITIATIVE. THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS GETTING ENOUGH SIGNATURES. THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE COLLECTING SIGNATURES FOR THIS REFERENDUM WERE VOLUNTEERS.

    ***THIS WAS A REFERENDUM, AND REFERENDUMS ARE RARELY SUCCESSFUL.***

    THIS ISN’T ABOUT LIBERAL VERSUS CONSERVATIVE OR STRAIGHT VERSUS GAY. THIS IS ABOUT TRAMPLING ON THE PRIVACY RIGHTS OF FEMALE STUDENTS. PROP 8 WAS WRONG AND I VOTED AGAINST IT. I’M SO LIBERAL THAT I VOTED FOR RALPH NADER IN 2000.

    AB1266 DESERVES TO BE DEFEATED. IT WILL GO DOWN SOONER OR LATER.

    THE FIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN. PARENTS DON’T WANT THIS AND BANKRUPT SCHOOL DISTRICTS DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH IT.

    Current law in California already prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. AB1266 doesn’t even address bullying or discrimination per se. It deals specifically with access to sex segregated facilities based on “gender identity” which isn’t clearly defined.

    THIS IS AB1266. IT AMENDS THE EDUCATION CODE THAT WAS HISTORICALLY DESIGNED TO ADRESS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SEX. IT REALLY TAKES GALL TO EVISCERATE THE PRIVACY RIGHTS OF FEMALE STUDENTS BY AMENDING EDUCATION CODE THAT WAS HISTORICALLY DESIGNED TO ADDRESS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SEX.

    “(f) A pupil shall be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.”

    ***No proof is required that gender identity is a persistent and genuinely held belief. AB1266 requires no documentation. Nada. Zero. Nothing. To claim “gender identity”, students don’t even have to tell their parents. THE STATE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE A PRECISE DEFINITION OF “GENDER IDENTITY” OTHER THAN HOW ONE IDENTIFIES AT ANY PARTICULAR POINT IN TIME.

    An act to amend Section 221.5 of the Education Code, relating to pupil rights.

    THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.

    Section 221.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:
    221.5.

    (a) It is the policy of the state that elementary and secondary school classes and courses, including nonacademic and elective classes and courses, be conducted, without regard to the sex of the pupil enrolled in these classes and courses.
    (b) A school district may not prohibit a pupil from enrolling in any class or course on the basis of the sex of the pupil, except a class subject to Chapter 5.6 (commencing with Section 51930) of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2.
    (c) A school district may not require a pupil of one sex to enroll in a particular class or course, unless the same class or course is also required of a pupil of the opposite sex.
    (d) A school counselor, teacher, instructor, administrator, or aide may not, on the basis of the sex of a pupil, offer vocational or school program guidance to a pupil of one sex that is different from that offered to a pupil of the opposite sex or, in counseling a pupil, differentiate career, vocational, or higher education opportunities on the basis of the sex of the pupil counseled. Any school personnel acting in a career counseling or course selection capacity to a pupil shall affirmatively explore with the pupil the possibility of careers, or courses leading to careers, that are nontraditional for that pupil’s sex. The parents or legal guardian of the pupil shall be notified in a general manner at least once in the manner prescribed by Section 48980, in advance of career counseling and course selection commencing with course selection for grade 7 so that they may participate in the counseling sessions and decisions.
    (e) Participation in a particular physical education activity or sport, if required of pupils of one sex, shall be available to pupils of each sex.
    (f) A pupil shall be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records

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