If You Jump High Enough, You Might Hit California

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Just when you thought it might be possible to find a few sane citizens left in the USA, California has hit a new low. In fact, the entire state must now jump up to hit bottom.

California passed a bill allowing students as young as kindergarten right through high school to determine whichever bathroom they feel most comfortable using in school, so as not to discriminate against transgender students.

The bill changes the education code so that a student is “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.” Democratic Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco told the Associated Press, “There should be certainty that every kid has the chance to go to school and be treated equally and fairly. We know that these particular students suffer much abuse and bullying and denigration. We can’t change that overnight, but what we can do is make sure that the rules are such that they get a fair shake.”  The Transgender Law Center announced, “We’re thrilled that the Senate has passed this important legislation.”

According to the new regulation, it is all about how a person feels inside, regardless of gender. I wonder how many male high school athletes will feel their feminine side coming out when it is time to shower with the girls’ team. If you live in California, feel free to send your 16-year old daughter to school and don’t worry. This is a brave new world.
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  1. Jump up to hit bottom indeed. Why do continue to pander to a few and put the entire population at risk? If you are male, you use the men's restroom. If you are female, you use the female's restroom. Why make every middle and high school girl feel violated because now (all) boys can freely use their rest rooms and showers? Is CA looking for the most rape cases in our history under the watchful eye of our public schools?

    This is shameful and a disgrace. What about the rights of young girls who deserve to have a safe place to go to the bathroom and shower? Who is looking out for THEIR rights????

    Shame on you, Mark Leno. If you have a daughter, I bet she isn't in public school. Brave New World my a$$. This is Animal Farm. And it's clear that some of the animals are more equal than others.

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    1. Robin: Since the 1960s, we have made the exception the rule. There is something inherently wrong with changing something that works for almost everyone to improve the lives of those who have special situations. I admit I don't know much about transgender human beings, but I do know that if you are in a bathroom with one of my girls, you had better be female. I own a pale grey horse.

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  2. I doubt that many students (transgender or not) will take advantage of this law without being subject to a great deal of ridicule, but there will be some, just to get attention or stretch the intent of the law.

    I know I would be a little uncomfortable if a "Transgender" lady chose to use the men's room. People want to use a rest room without embarrassment or attention, that is best accomplished by sharing the room with those of like plumbing.

    This is a silly law that will only cause a bunch of silly law suits from people rightly uncomfortable with the few nut jobs who will choose to push the envelope, or from the few nut jobs who try and are "discriminated against. "Hey get the fuck outa here" will cause some people to be sued for discrimination....Crazy with a capitol CRAZY!!

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  3. This is a kind of law that we do not expect to have in our country.

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    1. Fanático_Um: I am most happy to hear that.

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  4. We are begetting a generation of screwed up kids. Sheesh.

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    1. Jennifer: I think we have accomplished that goal. I sound like an old guy, but I have never seen things so bad.

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  5. This makes me shake my head. I went to an all women's college. Do you know how many of those women chose that school not for its academic merits (which thankfully were brag worthy) but for a safe place to go to school? We are not talking about sharing bathrooms, we are talking about sharing classrooms- where hopefully every one is seated and clothed. I am grateful to have been spared the past of those women, but I admit I would be uncomfortable if a man were in the women's room. And very uncomfortable if a man were in the women's locker room.

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    1. CailinMarie: What an awful thing to do to young, impressionable girls.

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  6. Ugh, maybe California and the like will find its way down the rabbit hole so quickly that they will end up right side up again?! One can hope, anyway.
    Seriously, what will these people do in public outside of their school system? Does anybody really think that it will work to have creepos hanging out in women's restrooms just waiting for their prey of adolescent girls?
    We are so proud to be pulling my nephew out of public school and starting home school this year!

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    1. Jasmine: I used to worry about homeschooling because of the socialization. Now, I worry about public school because of the socialization. Today, I think I would homeschool my kids.

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  7. It's pretty frightening that they're doing everything in their power to confuse children even more. I agree with everyone that this is offering predators a free pass to pounce. This is truly a sad state of affairs.

    Julie

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  8. Hi JJ .. what a very strange 'rule' - I totally agree with you and your commenters - sometimes I'm glad I live in the UK ..

    Not a good thought at all .. Hilary

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    1. Hilary: You are a lady, so "strange" is a very appropriate word. I can think of others. I love the UK (most of the time). Cheers!

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  9. Are you serious ... ?! This is crazy. I believe in freedom of speech and equality but this is a huge step too far.

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    1. Jane: Yes, this goes beyond those basic, sacred rights. I agree.

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  10. I know a few transgendered people, and I don't believe that they'd even be comfortable with this law. Most kids who are have identity issues wish to remain anonymous. Why ask for more trouble? They are confused enough and are trying to figure things out.

    This is not a solution.

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    1. Michael: I agree. It is not the struggling individuals that are a concern, but those who might take advantage of the situation for the wrong purposes. This is just another example of government interfering with individual rights.

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  11. The demise of the family structure leads to "their" ultimate goal of the end of the middle class.

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    1. Manzie: That sums up everything.

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