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LGBT groups worry about rise of hostile ballot measures
LGBT groups worry about rise of hostile ballot measures

First, there was the Sodomite Suppression Act, a proposed state ballot measure allowing for the killing of gays and lesbians. That proposal begat a counter-proposal: the Intolerant Jackass Act. Now, another group is trying to use the state initiative process to restrict transgender people's use of bathrooms in government-owned buildings — including public schools. The proposal was submitted to Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris' office by Privacy for All, a coalition that has unsuccessfully tried to repeal the state law requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and play on sports teams of the gender with which they identify. "There's a...

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