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Transgender Repeal Will Not Be on November's Ballot

 
Transgender Repeal Will Not Be on November's Ballot
Posted February 25th, 2014 @ 6:49am by KFBK News

You won't see a referendum on your November ballot to overturn California's law giving transgender students the right to use public school restrooms and locker rooms of their choice.

The secretary of state says there aren't enough signatures to get a repeal measure in front of the votes because less than 488,000 signatures on petitions turned in were valid.  

The backers of the effort to overturn the transgender law needed about 505,000 signatures.  

Jeana Gleason with the referendum group says the fight is not over.

"It just doesn't make sense to be allowing boys and girls to be sharing private facilities like restrooms," she said. 

The law they want to get off the books took effect at the beginning of the year.

It guarantees students in grades K-12 the right to use the school facilities and to participate in the sex-segregated activities that correspond with their expressed genders.

If the referendum had qualified, the law would have been put on hold until after the election. 

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