Trans­gen­der law op­po­nents have sig­na­tures for re­peal bid

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

SAN FRAN­CISCO | Op­po­nents of a new Cal­i­for­nia law that gives trans­gen­der stu­dents cer­tain rights said Sun­day that they had col­lected enough sig­na­tures for an ini­tia­tive that would re­peal the law.

A coali­tion of con­ser­va­tive groups called Pri­vacy for all Stu­dents sub­mit­ted 620,000 sig­na­tures to get the ini­tia­tive on the Novem­ber 2014 bal­lot, said Frank Schu­bert, the po­lit­i­cal strate­gist han­dling the sig­na­ture gath­er­ing ef­fort.

To qual­ify, at least 505,000 valid sig­na­tures must be sub­mit­ted. To ver­ify the sig­na­tures, each of Cal­i­for­nia’s 58 coun­ties will first check that the over­all count is cor­rect, then con­duct a ran­dom sam­pling to make sure they are le­git­i­mate. Af­ter that, it is likely the state would or­der a full re­view.

Sup­port­ers of the re­peal ef­fort ar­gue the law vi­o­lates the pri­vacy of non-trans­gen­der stu­dents.

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