The Fox News morning show "Fox & Friends" was outraged and confused by California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signing a transgender rights bill into law this week.
The new anti-bullying law will allow students to choose their gender identity, rather than be assigned a gender based upon their biological characteristics.
The bill would also allow children to play on opposite sex teams in sports and have access to all facilities, including bathrooms. That part of the law seemed to be the main point of outrage, noted RawStory.com (video below).
"I think this is social engineering run amuck," said guest Michelle Malkin. "Apparently, according to the bill that was signed, transgender is defined anyway they way to. As long as a child has the self-perception that they are transgender, they will be able to go into any bathroom that they want. I think it’s an usurpation of local, parental and community control."
“Five-year-olds are now exposed to, I don’t know, ‘What is transgender? Hey mommy, what is transgender? Am I transgender?’ It's a very scary, slippery slope,” stated co-host Eric Bolling.
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"Can you imagine now, the boys want to go into the girls bathroom and the girls want to go into the boys bathroom, and they can just say, ‘Oh, well, I was transgender for the moment,'" said co-host Gretchen Carlson. "I just can’t get my head around this.”
"Being a parent, you can see this is going to be a liability bomb," Malkin said. "Because you are going to have cases where students are going to feel, from the minute the school year starts, this is an invasion of their privacy and I think that's the first thing that's going to be invoked."