New Sex Equality Law May Allow Boys and Girls to Share School Bathrooms in California
Some parents in California are opposed to a new ballot measure that would allow students to share restrooms and locker rooms, without discrimination for gender, and they’re becoming very vocal about it.
The Seattle Times reports that the law would require that all schools who receive funding from the state allow students to choose freely between boys’ or girls’ bathrooms, and participate in sex-segregated sports teams based on their gender identity rather than their biological sex.
The law is the first of it’s kind in the nation, and if it is not repealed, it will go into effect January 1. Many are finding similarities between this law and Proposition 8, which was repealed by Californians in 2008 and then later re-instated by the Supreme Court.
Doug Boyd, an attorney and concerned parent with two young daughters in public school is vigorously opposed to the law. “It is just fundamentally wrong. It’s against the laws of God and nature.”
A coalition led by the Capitol Resource Institute, a nonprofit group promoting itself as a “watchdog for family values” based out of Sacramento is seeking about 500,000 signatures, which they say is what they need to put a repeal on the 2014 ballot.
Karen England, executive director of the Capitol Resource Institute, says, “This law just goes way too far. The law is supported by California governor Jerry Brown. The campaigners have until November 10 to gather their signatures.
What do you think moms, does this law go way too far, or is it important that we recognize gender equality in our schools?