Before Brown signed AB1266, state law already prohibited schools from discriminating against students based on their gender identity.
Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Institute, criticized the Legislature and governor for spreading "San Francisco values" throughout the state.
California Women’s head basketball Lindsay Gottlieb was confronted at the Denver airport by a Southwest Airlines employee who questioned her relationship to her infant bi-racial son before she could board a flight.
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California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender kindergarten-through-12th grade students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want. Jerry Brown announced that he had signed , which also will allow transgender students to choose whether they want to play boys' or girls' sports.In general, he said, transgender students are trying to blend in and are not trying to call attention to themselves."They're not interested in going into bathrooms and flaunting their physiology," Alcala said."Clearly, there are some parents who are not going to like it," Alcala said."We are hopeful school districts will work with them so no students are put in an uncomfortable position." Brown signed the bill without comment.