Hate Group Wages War Of Words And Fake Signatures Against CA’s Trans Student Law

privacy-for-all-studentsEvil seems to be having a bad week, as Prop. 8 mastermind Frank Schubert and his minions may not be able to get away with picking on vulnerable trans youth in California.

We previously reported on the anti-LGBT group “Privacy For All Students,” who have mobilized as of late to challenge California’s “School Success and Opportunity Act” that gives transgender students from K-12 the right to choose facilities and activities based upon their gender identity.

This was the same group that was given $5k by Jelly Belly chairman Herman Rowland, Sr. to collect enough signatures to put a referendum to the act on the ballot for 2014, but it turns out that a lot of these signatures aren’t passing the smell test.

According to the Washington Blade, of the over 600,000 signatures submitted by Privacy For All Students, only 75% of them are being deemed authentic in the review process. In order to qualify for the ballot, the signatures need to average an 81% authenticity rate, and 95% or more of the 504,760 signatures needed must be valid.

Activists in California are fairly optimistic that there is little chance for the referendum to make the ballot in 2014, and are infuriated that it even went this far.

“This is an attack on perhaps the most vulnerable population in our community,” Equality California Executive Director John O’Connor said. “They’ve solidly lost on marriage, and so now they’re going to try to go after transgender kids. It’s just despicable.”

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  • 2eo

    Are we really surprised these disgusting people are lying?, their whole standpoint is based on lies.

  • hyhybt

    @2eo: As far as the signatures go, it’s not *necessarily* they who are lying. Anyone can sign a fake name and address to a petition, and if doing so when the petition is for a cause you don’t support isn’t a common practice then that itself is surprising.

  • john32

    I still don’t agree that this statute is the solution to problems, especially when I’m not totally aware of what falls under the category of being able to choose your bathroom. Does the individual have to be Transgendered of just have a different Gender Identity? Doesn’t that mean some people could use the system for…non-intended purposes?

  • hyhybt

    @john32: People with “a different gender identity” ARE transgendered people. Whar distinction are you trying to make?

  • hyhybt

    What, of course, not whar.

  • vklortho

    @hyhybt: I’m assuming he might be referring to straight guys who will lie about their gender identity to get access to the girl’s room and do all sorts of pervy crap in there. If only there was some kind of law making sexual assault and/or voyeurism illegal in the restroom. I guess now that the magical forcefield that prevented people with penises from ever entering women’s restrooms is nullified thanks to this law that Pandora’s box has been opened and restrooms will turn into free-for-alls which the likes of have never been seen before. :/

  • Saralikesyarr

    You mean like This: unintended purpose:


    Gay men having illicit sexual encounters in the library bathroom?

    Maybe we should ban gay men from public restrooms. That’d solve the problem.

    Maybe we should have gay, straight, and transgender bathrooms, and for every possible gender combination.

    That’d definitely solve the problem wouldn’t it. Because, you know, how do we know if we let gay men use restrooms, they won’t use the system for “unintended purposes”.

    Get real man.

  • Saralikesyarr


    I think what you’re really uncomfortable with, is the idea that a FTM transexual would use the men’s restroom, and you might think he’s cute or hot, and feel very uncomfortable with the idea that you are turned on by someone who used to have a woman’s body.

    Because then, that’d confuse you!
    “I thought I was gay!” “But, if he doesn’t have a penis down there, then why am I attracted to him??? Does that make me straight?? Noo!!! I don’t want to be strait! I don’t like women! Does that make me bi though!?? “etc, etc, etc.

    Poor you. You’ll just have to face your own discomforts and sort through your own sexual identity just like the rest of us, now won’t you.

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