Wednesday, August 14, 2013

California law protecting K-12 transgender students gets mixed response


Anonymous said...

"Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed AB 1266, which says schools must allow a student to participate in sex-segregated programs, athletics and to use facilities "consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil's records." have a boy, coaches, that runs, say, a 4:40 1600. That 4:40 isn't going to get him too far in boy's competition, so he now says he's a transgender girl and joins girl's track. That 4:40 will now take him to states.

How do you handle that situation?

And don't say it won't happen or it is extreme, because with a state the size of California, it is bound to occur sooner rather than later.

AB 1266 is fraught with problems unimaginable.

Nils said...

To Anon 10:46-
This has been addressed already by the supporters of the measure. What they say is that students can't be "situationally transgender" i.e. be a girl for track and a boy for all other school purposes. Yes, there's going to be someone who tries to push this, but there will be real pushback (not just from you, but from the likes of me!), because everyone will know they are flying under a "false flag" (or false underwear as the case may be).

I don't know just how the statute language addresses this but it sounds pretty easy to dismiss such a claim "on the merits". I hope so!

Anonymous said...

A chromosome test would establish gender, but our idiot elected officials created the legislation to allow students to self declare- not well thought out.

Anonymous said...

You are worried that a teenage boy is going to fake his sexual identity so he can be more competitive at a track meet? Seriously? Do you know any teenage boys? That is so funny!

Anonymous said...

I HAVE to get out of this state.

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