Dumb Laws–When a city gets it right and the state is beyond stupid
When a state passes a law they can really get it wrong in a big way. Oh, they sometimes get it right but we are talking California. You take it from there.
The small seaside hamlet of Port Hueneme in Ventura County has this law in its Municipal Code:
Chapter 1 GENERAL REGULATIONS
4019 Prohibited acts designated.*
The entering of any male person over eight years of age into any restroom for women.
Oh go ahead and say it. So what? Why would you want a male person over eight years of age in a woman’s bathroom? Well if that restroom is in a school in Port Hueneme then AB 1266, Transgender Student Participation Based on Gender Identity supersedes Port Hueneme’s prohibition. AB 1266 allows boys to use the girls’ bathroom and girls to use the boys’ bathroom if they identify with the opposite sex. Look at it this way, sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don’t, at least in California.
Now girls have been playing sports once reserved for boys for years, and visa versa, though we’re not certain softball can be classified as a sport. The train has left the station on that debate. Unless of course it’s Governor Brown’s bullet train, then it’s going nowhere. What has worried parents across the political spectrum is this asinine notion that transgender bathrooms are a good idea. What if a high school jock suddenly gets in touch with his feminine side and just has to start using the girl’s locker room. Honestly– our misguided legislature has given every adolescent in the state the keys to the kingdom.
Privacy for All Students, an advocacy group for just a little bit of common sense on this issue, collected more than enough signatures to put a referendum on the November 2014 ballot to repeal AB 1266. But the powers that be have disqualified enough signatures that Privacy for All Students’ ballot measure is stalled and hope of repealing the law has dimmed, at least, for this year.
So, if you want to go somewhere when you have to go, make it Port Hueneme where for boys the girls’ bathroom is off limits.
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