LOS ANGELES—Democrat Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1266 (transgender bill) into law making California the first state to pass a law of this magnitude erasing the natural gender distinctions in public schools. The law allows transgender public school students in California to choose which bathrooms they use and whether they participate in boy or girl sports. AB 1266 will impact the state’s 6.2 million elementary and high school kids in public schools.
“This is an outrage and an attack on the conscience of impressionable children and their parents,” said Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND (Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny). “Parents who have the misfortune of having their kids in California public schools should boycott and pull their kids out. Normal children should not have to endure this type of confusion and psychological trauma.”
Supporters of the law got it passed claiming that it will help cut down bullying against transgender students. AB 1266 was passed by the majority Democrats in the California Legislature and was backed by a coalition of left-wing organizations including Transgender Law Center, Gay-Straight Alliance Network, Gender Spectrum, Equality California, ACLU California, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.