SACRAMENTO–Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1266, authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (San Francisco-D), despite its controversy and strong opposition. Assemblyman Hagman (Chino Hills-R) represented those against the bill, speaking out against it during floor debates, and delivering well over 4,000 constituent letters to the Governor’s Office urging a veto.
“I am very disappointed in Governor Brown’s decision,” said Assemblyman Hagman. “Not only did his choice to sign this bill ignore the voices of many California citizens, it also greatly compromised the privacy and rights of students throughout California.”
AB 1266 requires that a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities such as showers and bathrooms of the gender he/she wants to identify as, irrespective of their actual gender as listed on the pupil’s records.