Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1266, a transgender bill, into law on Tuesday, making California the first state to pass a law of this magnitude erasing the natural gender distinctions in public schools.
The law allows transgender public school students in California to choose which bathrooms they use and whether they participate in boy or girl sports. AB 1266 will impact the state’s 6.2 million elementary and high school kids in public schools.
Supporters of the law got it passed claiming that it will help cut down bullying against transgender students and was passed by the majority Democrats in the California Legislature and was backed by a coalition of left-wing liberal organizations including Transgender Law Center, Gay-Straight Alliance Network, Gender Spectrum, Equality California, ACLU California, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
However, not everyone is on board.
Hours after Brown signed the bill, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND (Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny) spoke out in a released statement to the Paulding County Republican Examiner and local media and said that because of this this bill, normal children should not have to endure this type of confusion and psychological trauma, especially in an educational environment.
“This is an outrage and an attack on the conscience of impressionable children and their parents,” said Rev. Peterson. “Parents who have the misfortune of having their kids in California public schools should boycott and pull their kids out…and normal children should not have to endure this type of confusion and psychological trauma.”
“AB 1266 will not stop bullying. It will subject these transgender students to more ridicule in locker rooms and bring on lawsuits. Governor Brown signed this bill on the first day of school knowing that decent parents who object to this type of indoctrination would be left with few options, “Rev. Peterson said.
“Shame on Jerry Brown and California Democrats. It’s time to stop social experimenting on children and it’s time to exit failing public schools.”