Published Online: March 4, 2014
Published in Print: March 5, 2014, as Foes of Transgender Law Fail to Get Enough Signatures

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Foes of Transgender Law Fail to Get Enough Signatures

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Opponents of a new California law that provides transgender students certain rights in public schools have failed to gather enough voter signatures to place a referendum to repeal the law on the November ballot.

At least 504,760 signatures were required to force a public vote on the statute passed last year. The law's opponents submitted 619,387, but election officers determined that just 487,484 of them were valid.

The law guarantees students in grades K-12 the right to use the school restrooms and to participate in the sex-segregated activities that correspond with their expressed genders, rather than with their school records.

Vol. 33, Issue 23, Page 5

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