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Governor Jerry Brown signs -- bill students as young as kindergartners will be able to choose whether they would like to use.
-- -- for girls rest -- based on their gender identity.
Adam Housley live from our San Francisco bureau with more details about this -- what's this all about.
-- -- -- first -- -- assembly here in California in the past the states and its analysis on governor Brown's desk and basically has until Tuesday to act.
Couple things can happen here you can deny it -- it he can sign into law -- can let it sit and eventually becomes law in California.
-- it's called AB 1266.
And basically it to clarify existing law.
About how all students in -- -- would -- programs in public schools.
Should be permitted to participate in school programs activities facilities in accordance with there students gender identity.
They they specified attitude -- identity is a person's internal deeply rooted identification as male or female and not their biological.
And -- it'll help clarify the education code to make sure to school administrators and school systems comply here in California those in favor of the bill sale helps stop bullying of transgender students.
We recognize that this in some noises.
Ground breaking legislation is really and educational process.
For everybody especially those who are less familiar.
With the fact of transgender people interest gender student.
As you might imagine there was some significant opposition here in California but California is run by one party pretty much in Sacramento -- -- past.
Without much of -- difficulty but those opposed say.
We're going too far with students actually hurts the general population as a whole they say they kids potentially could take advantage of this.
And parents we'll have to start worrying about boys showering with -- And vice Versa.
It is irresponsible to have this kind of legislation.
Did you grotesquely violates the privacy rights and security interests and needs.
Our students who are changing who are using their -- -- bathrooms.
Now a couple of notes -- is a proposed state law once again.
And it would also include athletic teams and athletic facilities which has a lot of people also open arms but most of the opposition had to do with changing and showering.
There's also a federal possibility -- -- federal pay issue because the justice department of the Obama administration administration is now pressuring and Arcadia school district in Southern California.
Because they want a girl who is and it anatomically female but she identifies as a boy they want -- to be able to use the bathroom shower in changing facilities assigned to her preferred sex rather than her biological sex.
So right now on the federal level that is also Kelly having potentially impact in California.
All right Adam thank you very much.
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