Monday, December 21, 2015
Cali Anti-Trans Ballot Initiative Fails To Get On 2016 Ballot!
The group, backed by the Sacramento based Pacific (in)Justice Institute, the same peeps who brought you Prop 8, needed to submit 365,880 valid signatures today to the California Secretary of State's office to get their unjust ballot initiative on the November 2016 ballot and announced they failed to do so.
The Orwellian named 'Personal Privacy Protection Act' would have if it had made it to the ballot and passed, banned trans people from using facilities in public restrooms in government buildings and required those bathrooms to be monitored.
"All Californians - no matter their race, age, gender, or sexual orientation - should have the same freedom to support their families and go about their lives without fear of discrimination," said Kris Hayashi, executive director of Transgender Law Center. "This initiative was a poorly veiled attack on transgender people that sought to undermine that freedom and single out for harassment anyone who doesn't meet stereotypes of what it looks like to be male or female. Today Californians have made clear these types of discriminatory attacks on transgender people and our families, communities, and neighborhoods have no place in our state."
California's trans community can exhale and breathe easy for now until the next attack on their humanity comes from the Forces of Intolerance.
But before they organize that next assault on the rights of trans Californians, the Transgender law Center and Equality California are launching a public education effort designed to educate California voted about their trans and gender nonconforming neighbors and dispel the misconceptions and lies about us.