California Assembly Passes Bill With New Protections For Trans Youth

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shutterstock_137294672__1368386478_142.196.156.251This week, the California Assembly passed a bill that would give greater protections to trans youth. Everyone with a brain rejoiced. Those without brains spouted their usual, nonsensical bullshit.

California’s School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266), was authored by State Assembly member Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco). The bill will “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.” So the kids will be protected to affiliate themselves with teams and use the bathrooms that coincide with their gender identity. This is fantastic.

These kids identify as transgender and are living as such. Why should there be any question as to which bathroom they can use or what sports team they can join?

Of course there are a bunch of religious nuts that think that allowing a child to safely identify with a gender is destroying the moral fabric of society. Their arguments are always so inane that they really don’t need to be deconstructed or argued. What’s the old saying, give ’em enough rope

Here are some of the comments from, a conservative site based out of California:

Does it hurt anyone? YES!!!! It spreads the sickness and filth and lies of spiritual death and moral decay. It seduces children and adults alike into wicked homosexuality, with all it’s STDs and AIDS and high risk of death.

If a gender is no longer defined by a person’s biology, and only by what they say, who is to say if he/she is lying and may sexually harass a peer?

Yes, that makes total sense! Non-transgender kids never harass their peers. Identifying as trans-gender is obviously the easy way to sneakily harass your peers. What the hell? Does this person actually believe the stuff that is coming out of his or her mouth?

This is a resolution too extreme for our school system. It imposes an idealogy that may have affect the straight children… Furthermore, it may be a big invasion of privacy and also of moral and sexual sanity for the straight majority. This would only influence more Sexuality among our children, and LGBQT conversions, and confusion among the straight.

Right. We’ve forgotten that trans kids are contagious. Allowing them to safely use the bathrooms of the gender with which they identify will turn the whole school into one giant crazy orgy. And we can’t forget the LGBQT conversions! Am I conscious?

This is trully disgutsing and pretty much says it All about how bad our country has gotten!!! Time for homeschooling if this stupid bill passes. Anyone know where we can sign a petition to STOP it?

You are so right! Forget about gun violence, poverty, domestic violence, drug abuse… trans youth are destroying America. Time for homeschooling. Only, I hope you don’t plan on it, because you can’t even spell “truly” or “disgusting.”

Good job, California. Hopefully this bill will influence how other states protect trans youth.

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