California students will soon be able to use the bathrooms and join the teams that best match their gender identity, as Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill enshrining rights for transgender youth.If you say I don't act or dress like a girl when I want to pop into the other locker room or join the other sports team, I'll just point out that you're demonstrating ignorance and bias with your stereotypes and are therefore oppressing me.
The legislation, authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, advanced from both houses of the Legislature on largely party-line votes. Supporters said the bill protects young people who often endure intolerance and bullying as they travel a twisting road toward self-awareness.
Although California law already shields transgender students from discrimination, Ammiano argued his bill would guarantee uniform treatment across the state's hundreds of school districts. It clarifies that individual districts cannot bar students from a single-sex setting like a men's basketball team or a women's locker room.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Does Anyone Else See Any Potential Problems Here?
Do the perceived benefits justify the potential problems?