“Horrified” California Politician Pulls Kids From School Over Trans Rights Bill

22496460_BG1Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown made headlines after signing a landmark bill into legislation that extends certain rights to transgender students. Effective January 1, transgender K-12 students from around the state will be allowed to participate in gender-selective school programs based on the gender with which they identify.

That means all this week, we’ll be entertained by watching certain retrogressive members of the GOP complain about their rights being violated.

First on deck is California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, who wrote an op-ed piece for the Conservative blog WND in which he explains the extent of his son’s privacy being breached now that trans male students are allowed to use the bathroom stall next to his. The nerve!

“Allowing teenage boys and girls in the same locker room, showering side by side, is a bad idea,” Donnelly says. “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.”

He claims that both his sons—ages 13 and 16—are “horrified” by the thought of using the same restroom as a trans boy, and has allowed them to choose whether or not they’ll be returning to the public school system next year. Since then, Donnelly has pulled his youngest son from his school district while his eldest “weighs his options.”

Why, exactly, is Tim Donnelly’s son “horrified” of being touched by sexually deviant people? Is he Nick Gruber?

Still, the major issue for Donnelly is much larger than the reproductive organs of his son’s classmates. “What are the long-term repercussions of this measure?”, he asks. “Will some kids be too embarrassed to use the bathroom or locker rooms, knowing that a member of the opposite sex could enter any time?”

We may never know, because thankfully, Tim Donnelly’s close-minded children are safely having a grand time with other boys somewhere in a private school restroom. Wink.

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  • Dakotahgeo

    I love reading about conservative Californian reactions to the unimportant issues in life! Keep them coming… very, very entertaining!

  • erasure25

    If its less that 2%, why are they overreacting? You can’t say its less than 2% and then act like a trans student will be in the restroom all the time at the same time as his child. Moreover, this douche bag obviously does not respect trans students given that he still refers to them by the gender in which they do not associate, similar to that asshole on CNN. This guy should be called out for attacking children. He is the reason why trans students and children need laws to protect them.

  • yaoming

    Is he claiming 2% of California is trans? That’s huge!

  • Randy

    This guy is using his kids for politics. Republicans use fear and religion to try to control.

  • Dakotahgeo

    @Randy: Yes, thank you. And that’s why Republicans/TPods/fundamentalists are losing their battles left and right. Intelligent people see through their hogwash like a hot knife through butter! Let us pray they don’t learn their lesson(s)!

  • Palto

    Is this guy the host of Inside The Actor’s studio?

  • MK Ultra

    Oh, look at him. Showboating for his base.
    And involving his kids too? Someday they’re going to have to live down the shame of what Father of the Year here has done.

  • Polaro

    The actual number of trans people is tremendously small. What is even smaller is the actual risk they pose to other people. Hint, its zero.

  • hyhybt

    I’m curious why the sons would object. Either they believe the trans boy to be a boy (in which case, why complain when they’re not doing anything the other boys don’t do) or they see the trans boy as a girl (and what sort of 16 year old boy finds girls horrible?)

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