Just days ago, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill to offer more protections to California’s transgender students. Now a conservative group wants to take it away. Joe.My.God reports:
The anti-gay Capitol Resource Institute has launched a referendum drive to place a repeal of California’s just-approved transgender student rights bill to a public vote. “We respect that some students are struggling with their own sexual identity, but we ask for respect for the other students who will be humiliated when a boy walks into the girl’s locker room,” said Karen England, Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute. “This is a privacy issue, a safety issue, and a common sense issue.”
Disgusting. These people lack any sense of compassion or understanding of what it is to be transgender. Even though I’m not, I can see what great struggles transgender folks go though, and to try to take away their hard-won rights and dignity through a public vote is beyond repulsive.