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Gender identity school bills slippery slope
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

Imagine your teenage daughter being forced to share a shower with a boy at your local high school.  Sound crazy?  It is true.  Assembly Bill 1266 was approved on May 9, 2013 by all Democrats in the California legislator by a 45-24 vote, with all Republicans voting against the bill, which would allow boys who “gender-identify” as a girl to participate on girls’ athletic teams, to change and shower in the girls’ locker room, and to use the girls’ restroom – vice versa for girls who think they are boys. 

The bill would change the education code to read, “A pupil shall 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.”

 The author of this bill is Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), who is a founder of “LGBT”, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender.  He acknowledges that parents may be “uncomfortable” with their children sharing a locker room with members of the opposite sex; but “that can’t be an excuse for prejudice.”  He ensures “equal access” for all students is needed to avoid “discrimination.”

 Republican Tim Donnelly and Curt Hagman each responded in the Sacramento Bee that there is no practical sense to have middle and high school students changing or showering together in a locker room. Carol Hogan, a spokeswoman for the California Catholic Conference stated, “Our legislature tends to get involved in things that are better handled in local school districts.”

 There are already laws preventing discrimination against transgender students.  Yet, the homosexual movement with support from the Democratic party is laying the groundwork to brainwash and sexualize our children in the name of “equality” to promote the “LGBT” lifestyle as normal.  Our children are already going through a difficult stage in life concerning their puberty and sexuality.  Compromising their sexual privacy of many to satisfy a few transgender individuals may lead to serious problems including rape.  How long would it take a group of boys to figure out that they can legally go to the girls’ shower just by claiming they are girls trapped in a boy’s body?  How long will it be before a lawsuit is filed by a prison inmate in a male correctional facility requesting to be placed in a female correctional facility based on his “gender identity”?  Assembly Bill 1121 was also approved, which allows transgender people to change their name and gender on their driver’s license, in essence, giving them a new identity.

 One possible solution would be to add private restrooms or shower areas; but Ammiano said the bill contained no such requirement.   If the bill is approved by the state senate and signed by Governor Jerry Brown, the gay mafia will have succeeded in perverting the lifestyle of 99.7% and endangering our children in the name of “equality.”

Frank Aquila