The law allows transgender students in California public schools to choose which sports and extracurricular activities they participate in – and which bathrooms and locker rooms to use – based on their gender identity, not their physical characteristics.
Governor Jerry Brown signed the measure last August. Opponents immediately gathered more than 600,000 voter signatures for a November referendum to overturn the law.
Now, a random sample projects the referendum would fall about 22,000 valid signatures short of the roughly 500,000 needed to qualify. That margin was just barely close enough for the measure to avoid failing outright. Instead, counties will check each voter’s signature individually between now and late February.
The law itself took effect on New Year’s Day but will be suspended if the referendum qualifies.
Should students be able to use facilities and play on teams based on the gender they identify with?
California will continue to ban state-funded travel to North Carolina, after lawmakers in that state repealed its controversial “bathroom bill”—but replaced it with another.
The Gender Recognition Act would allow people to identify as "non-binary."
Transgender students in California public schools can continue to use facilities for the gender they identify with. That’s even after the Trump Administration withdrew federal guidelines Wednesday.
(AP) - A 57-year-old convicted killer has become the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex reassignment surgery.
(AP) - Ten states are suing the federal government over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms conforming to their gender identity.