California Governor Signs Historic Transgender-Student Bill

California Governor Signs Historic Transgender-Student BillCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown signed a controversial bill into law Monday afternoon allowing the state’s transgender public school students to choose which bathrooms they use and whether they participate in boy or girl sports.

‘Cut down on bullying’

Supporters say the law will help cut down on bullying against transgender students, The families of transgender students have been waging local battles with school districts around the country over what restrooms and locker rooms their children can use.

While California is the first state to pass a law of this magnitude, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington and Colorado have all adopted policies designed to protect transgendered pupils.


‘Warps the gender expectations’

Not everyone is on board. Opponents of the bill say allowing students of one gender to use facilities intended for the other could invade the other students’ privacy.

Randy Thomasson, of savecalifornia.com, says the law would “damage” kids.

“This radical bill warps the gender expectations of children by forcing all California public schools to permit biological boys in girls restrooms, showers, clubs and on girls sports teams and biological girls in boys restrooms, showers, clubs and sports teams,” Thomasson said. “This is insanity.”

Are you in favor of the signing of the California transgender-student bill? Why or why not?

Source: Fox News

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Aaron Hernandez Reportedly Admitted To Shooting Odin Lloyd

Aaron Hernandez Reportedly Admitted To Shooting Odin LloydAccording to court documents released on Tuesday regarding the Aaron Hernandez murder case, a man told police that Hernandez admitted to shooting Odin Lloyd.

‘Another man’

Via The Associated Press:

The documents say Hernandez associate Carlos Ortiz told Massachusetts investigators that another man, Ernest Wallace, said Hernandez admitted shooting semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough.


‘Heard gunshots’

The documents containing the information were made public when they were filed to the police department in Miramar, Fla., for a search of Ernest Wallace’s home.

Prosecutors allege that Hernandez, Wallace and a third man drove with Lloyd to the industrial park in the early morning hours of Monday, June 17. Ortiz told investigators Hernandez, Wallace and Lloyd got out of the car, he heard gunshots, then only Hernandez and Wallace returned, according to the AP.

What do you think is the real involvement of Aaron Hernandez in the alleged murder of Odin Lloyd? How do you think will this case end? Feel free to share your thoughts and speculations with us. Let your voice be heard via the comment box below!

 

Source: SB Nation NFL News

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