'Bathroom bill' petition drive enters final stretch

Thursday, December 10, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

transgender bathroom pinkPro-family activists are urging California churches to help them fight the state's "bathroom law" at the polls. 

An ongoing petition drive will culminate with "Signature Sunday" at participating churches, just a day before a Monday deadline to turn in legal signatures.

A 2013 bill was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, allowing students to use the public restroom of their choice if they claim to be transgender.

California is following the left-wing trend of allowing boys into girls' restrooms and locker rooms in public schools and in public facilities, says Karen England (pictured below) of the Capitol Resource Institute, a public policy organization.

 England, Karen"And in California we are doing our best to stop that," she says, "and taking it to the people and letting them decide. And we're confident they'll say no."

If the signatures are approved, the proposal will appear on the November 2016 state ballot.

A similar effort in 2014 collected more than 600,000 signatures, when 504,760 were needed. But state officials threw out enough signatures, claiming they were invalid, and the effort fell short by approximately 17,200 signatures.

Approximately 366,000 signatures are needed but the goal is to obtain a half-million.

"We've got more churches involved than we've ever had," England says, "and so we're confident but we also don't want to be overconfident."

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