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Published On: Tue, Nov 12th, 2013

‘Bathroom Bill’ under attack as parents, students, churches organize over 500,000 signatures

The controversial “Bathroom Bill” from California is now facing an increasing voice of opposition with students, parents, churches and other groups unifying to gather over 500 million signatures to put the bill to a vote

photo Marcus Werthmann

photo Marcus Werthmann

California governor Jerry Brown signed the bill (AB 1266) into law to allow boys who identify as girls to use the female restrooms and locker room at school — and vice versa.

More on the release of the bill – here

“This bill would require that a pupil 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,” the legislation details.

The Privacy For All Students (PFAS) coalition has reportedly gathered over 620,000 signatures from all over the state. The effort is to qualify a referendum that would give voters a chance to overturn the state’s Bathroom Bill.

“We are grateful to the thousands of volunteers who have worked tirelessly in churches and neighborhoods across California,” said Gina Gleason of Faith & Public Policy, the referendum proponent. “Many people said we had no chance to collect over half a million signatures in just 90 days, but we have proven them wrong by gathering over 115,000 more signatures than the minimum needed.”

“As far as we are aware, this is the largest number of volunteer signatures ever submitted in a California referendum campaign,” added Karen England of Capitol Resources Institute, a member of the PFAS executive committee. “It shows the degree of opposition that exists to opening the most vulnerable areas of public schools to the opposite sex.”

PFAS says that it may take several months before they learn whether the referendum will be allowed to be added to the state ballot.

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