Give voters a chance and they will overturn California’s landmark coed bathroom law in November, conservatives say — just as voters in Houston did last month with an ordinance requiring transgender restroom access.
The challenge facing California’s Privacy for All is getting its proposed initiative on the ballot next year.
Organizers made a final push last week to reach their goal of 500,000 petition signatures, due Dec. 21, for legislation that would require people to use public facilities in government buildings that correspond with their biological sex.
Certainly, the group is hoping to avoid a repeat of last year. The effort fell short when California’s secretary of state threw out more than 131,000 of the 620,000 signatures the group had gathered to place the issue on the November 2014 ballot.
“If we don’t get 500,000, it’s an announcement that really people don’t care, it’s just a bunch of right-wingers who are making it a big deal. That’s the way it will be shown,” Dennis Prager, a nationally syndicated conservative radio host based in Los Angeles, said on his show last week. “So there’s a lot at stake here.”