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Group says it has enough signatures for measure that seeks to repeal Calif. transgender law [Washington Post]

November 10, 2013

This is going to be a very nasty fight.

Opponents of a new California law that gives transgender students certain rights said Sunday that they had collected enough signatures for an initiative that would repeal the law.

A coalition of conservative groups called Privacy for all Students submitted 620,000 signatures to get the initiative on the November 2014 ballot, said Frank Schubert, the political strategist handling the signature gathering effort.

To qualify, at least 505,000 valid signatures must be submitted.

5 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Brian  |  November 10, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    This group is nasty, dishonest, and tastless. Having to watch their vile Prop 8 ads five years ago, I can only imagine the dehumanizing and degrading way that transgendered children will be shown in the ads. As if this group needs further riducule; putting their rights and humanity on the ballot is sad. The initiative system in California is a mess and the constitution needs to be reformed to put an end to this. Every election is full of propositions that are tricky and the electorate is bombarded with misleading ads in print, tv, and radio. People are asked to vote on things that we know absolutely nothing about. If you get enough signatures it appears anything can go on the ballot here. Unpopular groups are victims not only of the ballot box but months and months of dehumanizing advertisements. I love California but the 3 months leading up to any election here is disgusting.

  • 2. Michael  |  November 11, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I agree with you 100% about the evil group behind this and the problems with the California ballot system. It needs to be overhauled. Sadly, as this greedy anti-gay group creates lying and offensive commercials a la Propl 8, transgendered people will be further driven to suicide.

  • 3. ebohlman  |  November 12, 2013 at 8:30 am

    The irony is that CA's initiative system has a progressive origin: it was initially created to limit corporate influence over CA's legislative processes.

  • 4. Repeat of H8?  |  November 12, 2013 at 8:54 am

    The political ads will be awful, little girls trying to use a bathroom in private while a leery "gender confused" male boy looks on.. They may win the public vote, and another Prop H8 appeal all over again.

  • 5. Eric  |  November 12, 2013 at 9:09 am

    People need to be reminded that that activity is currently, and will remain, illegal.