What Was The Aftermath Of The Provision? After Ab1266
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What was the aftermath of the provision? After AB1266 was implemented into law after
January 1, 2014, this led to huge backlash against the law by private institutions and through petitions. Privacy for All Students a coalition of churches, religious groups, and members who wanted to repeal gay marriage tried to repeal the law in late 2013 and they gathered well over
600,000 signatures which is much more than the required 504,760 signatures needed for a referendum (Schrank). On the other hand, these signatures weren’t all valid and no referendum was placed on the 2014 ballot in California. The second backlash occurred again in 2015. The same group filed the Personal Privacy Protection Act which would “Under the proposed act, people who…show more content…
The bathroom debate is about transgender rights vs. privacy & safety. One norm that creates and nurtures this debate is a sexual norm of sex segregation between males and females.
This norm is based on the idea that males and females are different in terms of anatomy, especially in terms of genitalia, which is the reason why there is sex segregation in dorms, bathrooms, sports, and showers. This can create a problem for transgender people:
A TV ad that featured a young, white girl on a playground. She jumps off a merry-goround, and, alone, enters a doorway clearly marked ‘Women’s Restroom.’ A moment later, a White man with a scraggly beard, dark sunglasses, and baseball cap slung low on his forehead approaches the door, looks around furtively, and enters. As the door swings shut, the ad cuts to black . . .” (Schilt & Westbrook, 27).
This is how the opposing argument is framed in terms of a safety issue and not a transgender rights issue. The concern by opponents is that a predator male will attack women and young girls in the bathroom. According to Schilt and Westrbrook, this viewpoint conflates
“sexual predator males” with transgender women, who are considered male because the emphasis is on genitalia (27). In