California Assembly Bill 1266 just passed out of the Assembly floor on a party-line vote this morning. AB 1266 forces all California schools to allow students to participate in sex-segregated school programs, activities, and facilities consistent with his or her gender identity. “This bill allows children of any gender to participate on any sports team, and enter into locker rooms, showers and bathrooms of their choice based on that student’s private sense of their own gender regardless of their biological gender at birth,” said Karen England, Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute.
PASTORS, PREACHERS, YOUTH PASTORS AND ANY LEADER: Preaching on Sunday and teaching during the middle of the week is great, but if we do not move our congregations boldly into the public square we will see our children suffer. Any legislator who voted for AB 1266 must be voted out of office.
Here is AB 1266 for your records and for your review:
AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY APRIL 25, 2013
California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session
ASSEMBLY BILLNo. 1266
Introduced by Assembly Member Ammiano
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Atkins)
(Coauthors: Senators Lara and Leno)
February 22, 2013
An act to amend Section 221.5 of the Education Code, relating to pupil rights.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST
AB 1266, as amended, Ammiano. Pupil rights: sex-segregated school programs.
Existing law prohibits public schools from discriminating on the basis of specified characteristics, including gender, gender identity, and gender expression, and specifies various statements of legislative intent and the policies of the state in that regard. Existing law requires that participation in a particular physical education activity or sport, if required of pupils of one sex, be available to pupils of each sex.
This bill would require that a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs activities, including athletic teams and competitions, consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 221.5 of the Education Code is amended
(a) It is the policy of the state that elementary and
4secondary school classes and courses, including nonacademic and
5elective classes and courses, be conducted, without regard to the
6sex of the pupil enrolled in these classes and courses.
7(b) A school district may not prohibit a pupil from enrolling in
8any class or course on the basis of the sex of the pupil, except a
9class subject to Chapter 5.6 (commencing with Section 51930) of
10Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2.
11(c) A school district may not require a pupil of one sex to enroll
12in a particular class or course, unless the same class or course is
13also required of a pupil of the opposite sex.
14(d) A school counselor, teacher, instructor, administrator, or
15aide may not, on the basis of the sex of a pupil, offer vocational
16or school program guidance to a pupil of one sex that is different
17from that offered to a pupil of the opposite sex or, in counseling
18a pupil, differentiate career, vocational, or higher education
19opportunities on the basis of the sex of the pupil counseled. Any
20school personnel acting in a career counseling or course selection
21capacity to a pupil shall affirmatively explore with the pupil the
22possibility of careers, or courses leading to careers, that are
23nontraditional for that pupil’s sex. The parents or legal guardian
24of the pupil shall be notified in a general manner at least once in
25the manner prescribed by Section 48980, in advance of career
26counseling and course selection commencing with course selection
27for grade 7 so that they may participate in the counseling sessions
29(e) Participation in a particular physical education activity or
30sport, if required of pupils of one sex, shall be available to pupils
31of each sex.
32(f) A pupil shall be permitted to participate in sex-segregated
33 school programs activities, including athletic
34 teams and competitions, consistent with his or
35 her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s