No complaints from me.
This bill is very troubling for many reasons, this being one of them:
SEC. 4. Section 210.7 is added to the Education Code, to read:
210.7. "Gender" means sex, and includes a person's gender
identity and gender related appearance and behavior whether or not
stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex at birth.
SEC. 5. Section 212 of the Education Code is repealed.
212. "Sex" means the biological condition or quality of being a
male or female human being.
This would confirm two things.
1. You cannot have girl and boy washrooms. You cannot refer to them as girl and boy, unless you mean their 'gendered' terms.
2. One consequence of this terrible definition is that 'whether or not stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex'. So essentially, the term 'girl' and 'boy' in California mean whatever people want to call them. If boy insisted on being called a girl, he could dress up as a boy, etc, and still the teacher would have to refer to him by his chosen 'gender identity'.
institution" means a public or private preschool, elementary, or
secondary school or institution; the governing board of a school
district; or any combination of school districts or counties
recognized as the administrative agency for public elementary or
Notice that says 'Public and private'. Private schools are not exempt from this bill, this bill applies to every school in California, not just the public ones.
SEC. 9. Section 212.6 is added to the Education Code, to read:
212.6. "Sexual orientation" means heterosexuality, homosexuality,
There you go.
or any other characteristic contained
in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the
Penal Code includes a perception that the person has any of those
characteristics or that the person is associated with a person who
has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.
So, essentially to say that you are a husband presumes that you are heterosexual, and that you are perceived to have these characteristics, because as we see, heterosexuality is a 'sexual orientation'. This is why you can't say 'mother or father' because that presumes heterosexuality, and association with heterosexuality.
Here is the religion section, which does not provide any protection at all:
"Religion" includes all aspects of religious belief,
observance, and practice and includes agnosticism and atheism.
Suppose someone wanted to have a "Christmas festival" and the atheist said that was offensive to his or her beliefs? Conflict, cannot favour one over the other. As the Athiest has no religious festivals, the result is that there will be no religious celebrations or references at all in California.
characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set
forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code in any program or activity
conducted by [b]an educational institution that receives, or benefits
from, state financial assistance or enrolls pupils who receive state
student financial aid.
Again, private and Christian schools are not exempt. This applies to everyone.
in any aspect of the operation of alternative
schools , charter schools, or the Demonstration Scholarship
Again, this applies to all schools, not just the public ones.
The governing board of a school district shall have the
primary responsibility for ensuring that school district programs and
activities are free from discrimination
So the school board will have the powers to clamp down on any school that does not comply.
No teacher shall give instruction nor shall a school
district sponsor any activity
No instruction. That means that a teacher cannot teach about families in such a way as to 'presume heterosexuality'. They cannot teach that there are biological differences between men and women, etc.
No textbook, or other instructional materials shall be
adopted by the school
Any matter reflecting adversely upon persons because of
(b) Any sectarian or denominational doctrine or propaganda
contrary to law.
So no bibles at all. In any of the schools of California.
Every single book that violates these norms must be purged. That includes the bible. You cannot have a bible in a school library
You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you that you can't do it. You want something? Go get it. Period.