Californians May Get Chance To Vote On Controversial Bathroom Bill

Last year, California passed a controversial bill that has become known as the Bathroom Bill.  The bill states that anyone, especially students, who claim to be transgender, may choose to use the bathroom of whatever sex they identify with regardless of their true anatomical gender.  The bill not only allows for the use of whatever sex bathroom they choose, but also locker rooms and participation in sports.

That means that any teenage boy being controlled by his raging hormones can claim to be a transgendered person who thinks he’s a girl and he will have legal access to use the girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms.  He will be legally allowed to gratify his sexual lusts by watching the girls undress, shower and then get redressed.  He’ll also be legally allowed to flaunt his male anatomy in front of all of the girls and no one can stop him.  A month or so later, he can recant his transgender status and go back to being a sex crazed teenaged boy.

The bill was pushed through the California legislature by gay rights activists who insist that the rights of one LGBT person should trump the rights of thousands of normal people.  They have no concern about the rights of all of the other students who find it sinful and repulsive to be exposed to a pervert or the pervert exposing himself to them.

Thousands of parents have been outraged by the thought of their daughters being subjected to the parading around of an anatomically correct boy or having him leer over their daughters as they shower and change after their P.E. classes.

As the state prepares to enact the Bathroom Bill, a number of family and conservative groups began a petition drive to force the bill to be placed on general ballot this coming November.  As the deadline for submitting signatures approached, boxes of petitions were delivered to county clerks and registrars across the state.

However, two counties, Tulare and Mono, failed to process the petitions within the 90 day time limit.  The Pacific Justice Institute filed a lawsuit against the county registrars and Debra Bowen, California Secretary of State, asking that the signatures be counted and included in the drive to put the measure on the ballot because they were delivered prior to the deadline.

In the lawsuit, PJI stated:

“Evidence filed with the court … shows that the packages containing the signatures were presented at these county offices on the 88th and 89th day – a Friday afternoon and a Saturday. In Tulare County, the county mailroom clerk simply refused to sign and accept the package from the FedEx driver. In Mono County, the signatures were delivered but county personnel did not process the signatures until after the deadline.”

I’m one that places little confidence in California judges as they have the most liberal record of any judges in America.  A number of judges in the state full of nuts, fruits and flakes, often base their rulings on personal agendas more than they do the law.  However, in a move that surprised me, Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner ruled that the signatures delivered to Tulare and Mono counties will be allowed to be added to the others that were collected to place the Bathroom Bill on the general election ballot.

In response to Sumner’s ruling, Brad Dacus of PJI stated:

“Every Californian regardless of ideology should be encouraged by this ruling that strongly supports the fundamental right to have referendum signatures counted when they are delivered to county clerks ahead of the referendum deadline. These rights are too important for the secretary of state, or a county clerk, to play politics when they don’t like a particular referendum.”

Now the task at hand is to count and verify all of the signatures submitted.  They need 505,000 valid signatures to place the issue on the ballot.  The Privacy for All Students coalition delivered almost 620,000 signatures.  The deliverance of the signatures has also kept the law from being enacted until it is resolved in the November election.

Kevin Snider of PJI stated:

“Quite simply, the law has not gone into effect because proponents have delivered more than enough signatures to place it on hold.  It is merely wishful thinking on the part of politicians and activists to declare that the law is in effect.”

“The California Constitution says otherwise, and even the Secretary of State has agreed with our position for other referenda that she deems less controversial.”

Providing there are enough valid signatures, the issue of bathroom use by the few transgenders vs the rights of privacy of thousands of students will be decided by the people of California.  Hopefully, they people will overwhelmingly defeat the Bathroom Bill and send it swirling down the toilets.  Once that happens, my fear is that one liberal judge, possibly a homosexual themselves, will say that the vote is unconstitutional and re-instate the Bathroom Bill.

This is not how our Founding Fathers intended the courts to be when they wrote and Constitution, but sadly, that’s the role many judges have taken.  It still boggles my mind how the ruling of one liberal judge can nullify the votes of millions of people.  What our Founding Fathers meant by ‘We the people’ has become more of ‘Me the judge.’  They have assumed more power than was given to them in the beginning, but hopefully in the case of the Bathroom Bill, the people of California will prevail and no judge will interfere.