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.
A version of this article appeared in the March 05, 2014 edition of Education Week as Foes of Transgender Law Fail to Get Enough Signatures