Gender-swapping 'bathroom bill' passes senate committee in California

Friday, June 14, 2013
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Becky Yeh - California correspondent (OneNewsNow.com)

A pro-family leader calls it "insanity" that a California bill would allow children to choose their sex and participate in school activities according to their choice.

Assembly Bill 1266 passed out of the Senate Education Committee June 12 on a 5-2 vote with two absentions, the Pacific Justice Institute reported.

LaBarbera, PeterThe bill is known as the "bathroom bill" by its critics.

"This idea of socially constructed gender is very radical. The kids are guinea pigs," says Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality.

The proposed legislation would allow students to choose the sex they identify with regardless of the sex listed on school records, mixing genders in school bathrooms and on school sports teams.

"They're telling the kids that 'gender is whatever you want it to be,' and this is recklessness," says LaBarbera. "That's not safe for the kids, that's not proper for society. I think that this is just public policy insanity."

The Pacific Justice Institute was allowed to testify at the Senate hearing, where its attorney suggested that senators de-segregate bathrooms at the state capitol before forcing schools to do so.

The bill now heads to the full California Senate. 

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