Do you live in California? You a student in a public school? Play on a sports team there as well? Things are about to get a bit interesting for you. Gov. Jerry Brown signed new legistlation into law, allowing transgendered students to be able to choose whichever bathroom they choose, join whichever sports team they choose (male or female), and join any program they wish for their new gender identity.
So, are you prepared for the comings of this new law? Think about how the this will be taken in by kids in high school? Let's have a look. With society in it's current state, there wouldn't be any possibility that some kid will take this a different way, and use this for their own purposes. I think the perverts will love this. They can go into whatever school bathroom they wish, and they're free to almost have their way.
From Daily Caller:
Transgendered students in California will now have the right to use whichever bathrooms they prefer and join either the boys’ or girls’ sports teams, thanks to landmark legislation signed by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday.
The law amends the state’s education code, and stipulates that each student will have access to facilities, sports teams, and programs that are “consistent with his or her gender identity,” rather than the student’s actual biological composition. A male student who self-identifies as female could therefore use the girls’ bathroom, even if he is anatomically male.
Though the debate over accommodating transgendered students’ needs has ramped up recently — with several high-profile cases attracting media scrutiny — California is the first state to address the issue with statewide legal action.
“I’m so excited that California is making sure transgender students have a fair chance to graduate and succeed,” said Calen Valencia, an 18-year-old transgender student, in a statement. “I should have graduated this year, but my school refused to give me the same opportunity to succeed as other boys. Now other transgender youth won’t have to choose between being themselves and graduating high school.”
The legislation was sponsored by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, who said that it will make school life easier for transgendered kids.
A spokesperson for Ammiano admitted that the bill would irk some parents who do not want their kids sharing bathrooms with members of the opposite sex.
“Clearly, there are some parents who are not going to like it,” said Carlos Alcala, a spokesperson for Ammiano, in a statement to San Jose Mercury News. “We are hopeful school districts will work with them so no students are put in an uncomfortable position.”Wait, how does this have anything to do with graduating high school? How does not being able to use the bathroom you want effect that? How does not being able to play on the sports team of your new gender effect graduating? If I'm right, graduation depends solely on... wait for it... GRADES!!!!!! Those mystical numbers and letters teachers hand out in classes to you.
Not being able to choose your bathroom or sports team doesn't effect your grades. Your work in a class and how you perform do though. So, if your out lobbying your state legistlature to pass such a bill like this, and not focusing on the important things (i.e. passing high school), then you have some messed up priorities.