Assemblyman Pulling Sons From School Over California's Transgender Students Protections Law
California assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican who's considering a gubernatorial run in the state next year, is pulling at least one of his two children out of the public school system following Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to sign legislation that institutes transgender protections into law.
(Basically transgender students will be able to choose which restroom and locker room they use. We know. Terrifying.)
Donnelly writes in a piece for conservative blog WND:
"Allowing teenage boys and girls in the same locker room, showering side by side, is a bad idea. In fact, AB 1266 is a recipe for disaster.
This will take the normal hormonal battles raging inside every teenager and pour gasoline onto those simmering coals. The right to privacy enjoyed by every student will be replaced by the right to be ogled.
No one seems to be able to explain how this new law helps anyone, and opposition is hitting its pinnacle as many parents are just finding out about it. My 13- and 16-year-old boys were horrified at the idea of sharing a bathroom and locker room with a member of the opposite sex, after having discussed AB 1266 with them.
While trying to address a concern of less than 2 percent of the population, California is now forcibly violating the rights of the other 98 percent. Many of the parents I have heard from within the last few days have literally pulled their kids out of public schools and have enrolled them in homeschool and private school programs. My boys, who went back to the public school after many years away, will not be returning."
We're curious if Donnelly really believes "no one" has explained how this benefits transgender students or if he's simply unwilling to listen.
It's about combating bullying and promoting acceptance--both from others and from one's self.
Still, we doubt any of that matters to Assemblyman Donnelly.
In any case, have fun home-schooling your kids!!