It’s on like Donkey Kong. California launches ballot initiative to ensure “bathroom privacy”

posted at 4:01 pm on December 7, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

You probably recall the Battle of Houston, which we covered here at length, where the city council passed an ordinance requiring public businesses to allow “transgender” individuals to use the bathrooms of the opposite sex if they wished. That measure was repealed when the public was given a chance to object, much to the dismay of the SJW. Now a new fight is brewing in California where a ballot initiative has been brought up to preemptively block any such activities and mandate privacy in public bathrooms, showers and locker rooms in government facilities. This, of course, has the SJW contingent setting their hair on fire already. (LA Times)

A group that tried unsuccessfully to repeal California’s transgender students rights act now has proposed a ballot measure to restrict the restrooms that transgender people can use.

Called the Personal Privacy Protection Act, it would require people to “use facilities in accordance with their biological sex” in government-owned buildings, including public schools and universities. It would not apply to single-occupancy restrooms or to family restrooms.

The proposal would allow people who felt their privacy had been violated by a transgender person who entered the restroom unlawfully to sue that individual or the government entity for a minimum of $4,000. It also would allow people who chose not to enter a bathroom or locker room facility because a transgender person was inside to file suit.

You can tell from the tone of the article where the LA Times reporter comes down on the subject. Note the use of the phrase, “restrict the restrooms that transgender people can use.” You can expect plenty more of the same across the print and cable news media as this effort moves forward. Of course, California is a very different type of terrain than Texas so they’ll have their work cut out for them.

You can read the full text of the submission to the State Attorney General (who is running for Senate next year) here in pdf form. It reads, in part:

In order to preserve fundamental interests in privacy, maintain public safety, and establish continued uniformity in building codes, the People of the State of California do enact the Personal Privacy Protection Act and do hereby add section 118501 to the Health and Safety Code as follows:

This Act shall be known as the Personal Privacy Protection Act.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person shall use facilities in accordance with their biological sex in all government buildings.

It’s a sign of precisely how absurd our modern times have become that we even have to have a public discussion – to say nothing of legislation – which includes the phrase “biological sex.” Your gender is your gender as I’ve discussed here many times. All the wishing in the world (and really all the hormones and surgery as well) isn’t going to change it. But that’s really never been the issue. If you’re a man who wants to call himself a woman or a girl who wants to say she’s a boy, feel free! But your right to be a free, outspoken special snowflake does not mean that the rights of everyone else are going to be immediately sacrificed for your comfort. That particularly goes for their right to privacy.

This proactive legislation, assuming they manage to get it on the ballot and approved, takes all the right steps. And much like Prop 8, it will no doubt be challenged in the courts. As I’ve written here previously, that’s exactly what we need. A challenge to this proposition may conceivably make it all the way to the Supreme Court and we can have an answer on the mystery of the 23rd chromosomal pair once and for all. The Democrats are the party who oppose science in this case, but we need to find out if our courts have similarly moved into a realm of fantasy.


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The voters of California don’t deserve any privacy. This is what they voted for and this is what they get, good and hard.

DFCtomm on December 7, 2015 at 4:04 PM

The only law that will work is to have everyone tow around a porta-potty.

Limerick on December 7, 2015 at 4:05 PM

Note the use of the phrase, “restrict the restrooms that transgender people can use.”

You poor slaves. The horror of having to use a particular bathroom like everyone else.

Axe on December 7, 2015 at 4:10 PM

And Idaho senator Larry Craig was caught playing footsies in a bathroom stall….

He was ahead of his time….

Electrongod on December 7, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Kamala Harris proposing something totally opposite of everything she’s ever stood for, must be doing poorly in the polls.

antipc on December 7, 2015 at 4:11 PM

Translation:

They’re going to have to put glory holes in both women and mens restrooms, because “fair”.

libfreesMom on December 7, 2015 at 4:16 PM

it’s my potty, and I’ll cry if I want to

Senator Philip Bluster on December 7, 2015 at 4:19 PM

Shucks, don’t most big city dwellers just go in the gutter??

Lord Whorfin on December 7, 2015 at 4:20 PM

It’s actually pretty simple really. If you have an outie you use the boys/mens restroom. If you have an innie you use the girls/women’s room.

Johnnyreb on December 7, 2015 at 4:21 PM

We have to quit what we’re doing. Look at all the comments here. They’re all opposition. Why do we continue to save the left from itself? The only reason they’re able to win is because we hold the world together for them. Give up let them run the world, and let the average person see what they’ve voted for.

DFCtomm on December 7, 2015 at 4:28 PM

The libs who are pushing for transgender bathrooms are the same ones decrying the so-called “rape culture” on college campuses.

What about the rights of women to have a safe place to relieve themselves in peace without fear of being raped, where no males are allowed? Where are the “women’s rights” crowd on this issue?

Steve Z on December 7, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Why bother? The lawgivers in black don’t care what the people want.

Serious Drivel on December 7, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Didn’t California vote on degeneracy once before?

TheMadHessian on December 7, 2015 at 4:37 PM

Didn’t California vote on degeneracy once before?

TheMadHessian on December 7, 2015 at 4:37 PM

Nope, twice.

antipc on December 7, 2015 at 4:38 PM

I have the perfect (which is to say logical rational scientific) solution for this problem. So obviously, the liberals will hate it, but from this date forward, let us define who is eligible to use which facility by an arbitrary designation.

You may use any public facility according to the basic Genetic definition provided by your DNA.

Women my use the facilities designated as XX. Men may use the facilities designated as XY. What you do in your private life is entirely up to you (Don’t ask, don’t tell). What you do in public, should be a criminal offense.

If your genetic signature is XY and you enter a XX facility, you go to jail. Don’t like it? Tough shit… Murder’s, Rapist’s, Thieves and pedophiles don’t like being persecuted either, but we are not even remotely going to stop treating them as such.

XX or XY… No other options need apply…

oscarwilde on December 7, 2015 at 4:41 PM

Johnnyreb, are you talking about belly buttons or other “equipment”?

Tinker on December 7, 2015 at 4:45 PM

Why do we continue to save the left from itself?
DFCtomm on December 7, 2015 at 4:28 PM

Do you really have the stomach to grasp this? The answer it way beyond painful… We put up with it because just like Jesus Christ told his follower’s. We do not posses the ability to see into the hearts of men and have.

Lacking that ability, we have to endure from rage, to present back to the people 0of this notio../. This is not thewas yop go.m

oscarwilde on December 7, 2015 at 4:47 PM

this will be a hoot after all the ink that was spilled about us not being tolerant because we don’t want men in wymyns restrooms…and that’s after the liberal lesbian mermaid was elected 9 times!

truth is she is a lame duck and letting her freak flag fly, pretty much like Obama. It’s what liberals do.

DanMan on December 7, 2015 at 4:55 PM

Lacking that ability, we have to endure from rage, to present back to the people 0of this notio../. This is not thewas yop go.m

oscarwilde on December 7, 2015 at 4:47 PM

You all right?

Axe on December 7, 2015 at 4:55 PM

Please check back when you get a sec.

Axe on December 7, 2015 at 4:58 PM

“Equality” at work….

sorrowen on December 7, 2015 at 5:04 PM

You all right?

Axe on December 7, 2015 at 4:55 PM

Weird eh?

antipc on December 7, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Why do we continue to save the left from itself?
DFCtomm on December 7, 2015 at 4:28 PM

No, we’re not. We’re trying to prevent them from doing what they do best when they have even close to total control.

Cause the mass deaths of innocents.

I personally don’t care what progressive types do to themselves in pursuit of their Utopia. I suspect few of them will survive their own “experiments”.

I very much care about preventing them from adding to the butcher’s bill their role models, icons, and forebears have inflicted on humanity going back to the Long Walls of Athens.

As Brian Aldiss said in The Trillion Year Spree, a lot of people are suspicious of science because no matter how blazingly well-intentioned Dr. Frankenstein is, he tends to end up creating a monster.

I have roughly the same opinion of “progressivism”. Although generally, I am dubious about the “good intentions” part where they’re concerned.

clear ether

eon

eon on December 7, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Weird eh?

antipc on December 7, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Not like him.

He finished the comment, though, hit submit. I’m thinking interruption.

. . . but still.

Axe on December 7, 2015 at 5:17 PM

Government just needs to build 4 new bathrooms in every public facility. Problem solved.

newtopia on December 7, 2015 at 5:18 PM

By the way, if you’re a young person deciding what to do with their life…plumber might not be a bad option.

newtopia on December 7, 2015 at 5:19 PM

Government just needs to build 4 new bathrooms in every public facility. Problem solved.

newtopia on December 7, 2015 at 5:18 PM

He’s
She’s
He she’s
She he’s

That do it?

antipc on December 7, 2015 at 5:21 PM

California should ban rest rooms altogether… Let the stone-age neanderthal idiots piss out in the middle of main street.

Frank <=== who's embarrassed to admit that's where he's originally from.

franksalterego on December 7, 2015 at 5:43 PM

…It also would allow people who chose not to enter a bathroom or locker room facility because a transgender person was inside to file suit.

You can’t wait 2 minutes to go? Talk about frivolous lawsuits.

cam2 on December 7, 2015 at 5:47 PM

He’s
She’s
He she’s
She he’s

That do it?

antipc on December 7, 2015 at 5:21 PM

You’re so naive….

jdpaz on December 7, 2015 at 5:50 PM

So how does this get enforced? Say some of my transmale friends, who pass, go into the women’s bathroom as legally required. Does a concerned citizen call the police? Security?

And how do they prove on the spot they are biologically female and innocent? They have beards. They have a deep voice. They’ve had top surgery and don’t have breasts anymore. And all their government identifying documents have changed the gender marker to male. Are they literally going to have to drop their pants twice to use the bathroom? Possible, there aren’t any good FtM bottom surgeries so most still have their vaginas.

The same could be said for transfemales, except the problem here is that MtF surgeries are far more advanced. Quite often an OB/GYN can’t tell that the newly constructed vagina is not real.

I’m not opposed to the legislation, but it just seems like it’ll be a nightmare for law enforcement.

And after they’ve been harassed enough they are going to just ignore the law and take their chances passing and going to the illegal bathroom or not use the bathrooms at all.

Sebastian on December 7, 2015 at 5:53 PM

Cam, honey, can’t you respect others and go to the proper restroom.

CWforFreedom on December 7, 2015 at 5:54 PM

In the front-page pic, I see a restroom admitting entry for the wheelchair bound and . . . space aliens?

Lolo on December 7, 2015 at 5:55 PM

The libs who are pushing for transgender bathrooms are the same ones decrying the so-called “rape culture” on college campuses.

What about the rights of women to have a safe place to relieve themselves in peace without fear of being raped, where no males are allowed? Where are the “women’s rights” crowd on this issue?

Steve Z on December 7, 2015 at 4:32 PM

As you know , they’re fos.

CWforFreedom on December 7, 2015 at 5:56 PM

Prediction: It passes, and then is struck down as “unconstitutional” by a trany judge.

Count to 10 on December 7, 2015 at 5:56 PM

You’re so naive….

jdpaz on December 7, 2015 at 5:50 PM

Did I miss some?

antipc on December 7, 2015 at 5:57 PM

XX or XY… No other options need apply…

oscarwilde on December 7, 2015 at 4:41 PM

unfair!

what about Super Males like me with XYY ?

WaldoTJ on December 7, 2015 at 6:02 PM

Like,

47 others…

jdpaz on December 7, 2015 at 6:02 PM

The formatting’s a little screwy (for me anyway, anyone else seeing red?) There’s a link there, antipc.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/15/the-complete-glossary-of-facebook-s-51-gender-options.html

jdpaz on December 7, 2015 at 6:04 PM

jdpaz on December 7, 2015 at 6:04 PM

uhhhhhhhhh thanks…………I think.

antipc on December 7, 2015 at 6:11 PM

eon on December 7, 2015 at 5:13 PM

LIVs are our problem, and until we get them to engage, and start to look behind the smiley face mask then we aren’t going to accomplish anything. It’s time to go black Knight, and let the LIVs see what exactly is coming for them.

DFCtomm on December 7, 2015 at 6:23 PM

CWforFreedom on December 7, 2015 at 5:54 PM

See you in the ladies room, sweetie.

cam2 on December 7, 2015 at 6:41 PM

A person with a pen!s in a women’s restroom is committing an assault simply by virtue of his presence.

I don’t care what that person’s mental issues are. I don’t care how sincere they may be in thinking they are Josephine rather than Napoleon, they suffer from a serious mental disorder and girls and women should not be compelled to place themselves in harms way to accommodate this mental sickness.

For male trans- forcing them to use a restroom in the presence of another human with a pen!s is horrible and violates their basic human rights.

For actual women- forcing them to use a restroom in the presence of another human with a pen!s (and alleged sexual identity issues) is totes cool, you h8r.

Dolce Far Niente on December 7, 2015 at 6:42 PM

Get ready for few more new phrases to be added to the American lexicon. I’m thinking things like:

“Bathroom violence”

“Restroom confusion disorder”

Please feel free to add your own below.

Oxymoron on December 7, 2015 at 6:45 PM

The only law that will work is to have everyone tow around a porta-potty.

Limerick on December 7, 2015 at 4:05 PM

Free Colostomy bags for everyone.

RickB on December 7, 2015 at 7:05 PM

He’s
She’s
He she’s
She he’s

That do it?

Men
Women
Liberals

There. Let ’em fight it out in their own personal toilet.
Rather than making the entire nation their own personal cesspool, as they seem determined to do.

orangemtl on December 7, 2015 at 7:28 PM

Of course, in the interest of truth in packaging, we could just make it:
–Men
–Women
–Confused, hellish freaks of failed psychotherapy, plastic surgery monstrosities and self-absorbed, sexually confused whiners

Might be hard to fit the last one on a bathroom door, however. And I’ve no idea what the accompanying pictograph would look like.

orangemtl on December 7, 2015 at 7:32 PM

For actual women- forcing them to use a restroom in the presence of another human with a pen!s (and alleged sexual identity issues) is totes cool, you h8r.

Dolce Far Niente on December 7, 2015 at 6:42 PM

Do you think they’re going to pee in the sink? When was the last time you were in a public ladies room without separate stalls? I’d rather share a ladies room with a trannie than with some nitwit blathering on on a cell phone. Now that happens on a regular basis.

cam2 on December 7, 2015 at 7:33 PM

I’m trans-curious. A few dozen visits to the ladies locker room and showers may help my curiosity.

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on December 7, 2015 at 8:04 PM

Why do we continue to save the left from itself?
DFCtomm on December 7, 2015 at 4:28 PM

No, we’re not. We’re trying to prevent them from doing what they do best when they have even close to total control.

Cause the mass deaths of innocents.

I personally don’t care what progressive types do to themselves in pursuit of their Utopia. I suspect few of them will survive their own “experiments”.

I very much care about preventing them from adding to the butcher’s bill
their role models, icons, and forebears have inflicted on humanity going back to the Long Walls of Athens.

As Brian Aldiss said in The Trillion Year Spree, a lot of people are suspicious of science because no matter how blazingly well-intentioned Dr. Frankenstein is, he tends to end up creating a monster.

I have roughly the same opinion of “progressivism”. Although generally, I am dubious about the “good intentions” part where they’re concerned.

clear ether

eon

Well said.
Wheat and tares.

AesopFan on December 8, 2015 at 1:40 AM

The voters of California don’t deserve any privacy. This is what they voted for and this is what they get, good and hard.

DFCtomm on December 7, 2015 at 4:04 PM

Hey moron, I live in CA and I didn’t vote for all this leftist nonsense. I have been voting here for years and it’s always the same, I lose. My candidates never win, the issues I vote against always pass and become bogus law. While most normal thinking people have been running away from CA, I have stayed and voted trying to fight all this gibberish. Now, the last thing I need to hear is some idiot tell me I don’t deserve any privacy, screw you!

Dollayo on December 8, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Why not change how we view the use of restrooms? Why not put in “sitters” and “standers” bathrooms? If you feel the need to sit to urinate, then you can go in that bathroom. If you stand, you use this one. Then all the sitzenpinklers can feel comfortable. Right?

GWB on December 8, 2015 at 9:36 AM

Do you think they’re going to pee in the sink? When was the last time you were in a public ladies room without separate stalls? I’d rather share a ladies room with a trannie than with some nitwit blathering on on a cell phone. Now that happens on a regular basis.

cam2 on December 7, 2015 at 7:33 PM

I think it’s all the other time spent in the bathroom NOT peeing in which women become vulnerable. But hey if you want a huge mentally unstable man like Zoey Tur who can probably bench press three plates and has biceps bigger than your thighs waiting for you to come out of the safety of that stall, who am I to judge?

TarasBulbous on December 8, 2015 at 11:36 AM