An effort to repeal a new law that would add protections for transgender students might not make it onto the ballot for a voter referendum, according to a California LGBT activist. However, leaders behind the repeal effort say “it’s too early to call.”
Members of Privacy For All Students, a coalition backed by anti-LGBT activist Frank Schubert and the National Organization for Marriage, say they have collected more than enough signatures for a ballot measure. But LGBT advocates question how many will remain after the state’s verification process.
“[T]hey had to find a new boogeyman and that is transgender kids,” says the out gay regional vice-chairman of the California Republican Party. If the referendum organizers collect enough signatures, the measure would go on the November 2014 ballot.