California May Allow Students to Choose Bathroom Based on Gender Identity Choice


California Assembly Bill 1266, which was authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D), may allow public school children to choose the bathrooms or locker rooms that they want to use based upon their self-identified "gender identity."

While the bill does not specifically mention bathrooms, it does say "facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil's record."

Restrooms and locker rooms are considered to be part of the "facilities" in public schools, reports

The bill would may also allow males, who identify themselves as females, to be part of girls' sports teams and vice versa.

The Pacific Justice Institute, a conservative legal defense group, has set up Gender to oppose what they call the"bathroom bill."

"Your 7 year-old daughter comes home from school in tears. You ask her what's wrong and she says she's afraid to go to the bathroom at school because a boy comes in while she's there," states Gender

"Outraged, you call the school to demand an explanation. You're told that your daughter is telling the truth, but because the boy says he wants to be a girl, their hands are tied. "It's the law."

Sources:,, Gender


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