SACRAMENTO -- Conservatives are gearing up to fight a new law requiring schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity instead of their physical sex.
Two activists, with the support of a conservative legal group called the Pacific Justice Institute, began Friday the process for overturning the measure at the ballot box. They have just under 90 days to collect 504,760 signatures to qualify their referendum for the November 2014 ballot.
Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, said the new law does a bad job balancing the interest of transgender students and their classmates.
“It’s a very extreme piece of legislation that grotesquely violates the right of privacy of boys and girls throughout California’s public schools,” he said. “No 13-year-old girls should have to have the continued apprehension of a boy seeing them naked in the locker room.”