Right-wing plan to overturn California transgender student rights bill will most likely fail

From Raw Story:  http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/26/right-wing-plan-to-overturn-california-transgender-student-rights-bill-will-most-likely-fail/

By David Ferguson
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A California coalition of anti-LGBT groups is seeing its hopes dashed in the fight to repeal a rights bill for transgender students.

According to the Washington Blade, the so-called Privacy for All Students Coalition initiative claims it has collected the required number of signatures to force a ballot initiative, but initial samplings of the collected signatures so far shows an unacceptably high number of false signatures.

Privacy for All Students is an anti-LGBT lobbying organization made up of representatives of two other virulently anti-LGBT groups, the Pacific Justice Institute and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), both of whom are listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as hate groups. The two groups formed the California coalition almost before the ink was dry on the California Success in School and Opportunity Act, which allowed transgender students from grades K to 12 to use the restroom or other sex-segregated facility that corresponds to their gender of identification, not their birth gender.

The group faced a deadline last Thursday, by which time it was required to have collected 504,760 signatures in order to have a chance to repeal the Act via a ballot initiative. However, since the group turned in its 613,120 signatures last week, data checkers have found an unacceptably high percentage of bogus names among the signees.

On average, the verified signatures are only about 75 percent accurate, which is for short of the 95 percent rate of accuracy required for an initiative overturning the law to be placed on the ballot.

John O’Connor of Equality California told the Blade that it’s “unlikely, but not impossible” that the initiative to overturn the Act could make the ballot.

Continue reading at:  http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/26/right-wing-plan-to-overturn-california-transgender-student-rights-bill-will-most-likely-fail/

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