RECENT  POSTS:  » Whether justified or Kim Davis-ed, individualistic rage rarely outplays broader truths » Kim Davis: The almost too perfect coda to the marriage discrimination fight » Anti-gay clerks are going to have to do their jobs. Because of course they are. » Jeb really wants to remind voters of his anti-'same status' plan for gay couples » Maine: NOM finally forced to hand over its tiny, out-of-state, incestuous donor roll » This delusional primary: Huckabee claims 'same-sex marriage is not the law of the land' » The 'Yeah. Duh. Of course' phase of this fight » Trailer: 'Stonewall' » And now NOM is literally pleading with its (theoretical) supporters » Add 'professional advocate for anti-gay scouting' to list of bygone career choices  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

11/11/2013

Anti-LGBT Californians claim they got enough anti-trans sigs; also claim to be 'protecting children,' so we'll see

by Jeremy Hooper

The anti-LGBT coalition trying to overturn California's recently signed law that provides basic safeguards for transgender students claims it has successfully obtained enough signatures to send the matter to the 2014 ballot:

Conservative Coalition: Repeal of California Transgender Student Rights Law Will Qualify for Ballot [Towle]

I know the coalition, which is ignobly headed by the National Organization For Marriage's Frank Schubert, had said it wanted to collect 750,000 in order to have a buffer between failure and the 505,000 valid signatures that are required. In actuality, they say they obtained 620,000, which gives them much less wiggle room.

So will these grown adults ultimately succeed at using their church networks to potentially deny basic protections for some of the most vulnerable children in the country? We'll have to wait for the petitions to actually be counted to see if enough Californians did, in fact, buy into their version of God's work and will.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails