California public schools could soon all be equipped with an all-gender restroom for students during the school day, if a state bill introduced this month passes.
The proposal marks a stark contrast to the 16 anti-transgender bathroom bills that are currently in the legislative process in states such as Idaho and Arkansas, where lawmakers are looking to restrict students to using only the bathroom consistent with their assigned sex at birth.
Supporters of California’s bathroom bill, SB 760, say the all-student restroom option will help provide a safe and private bathroom to any kid, regardless of their gender identity. And several California school districts are already ahead of the curve.
Starting in January 2025, the bill would require each California school district to provide at least one all-gender restroom for students to use at every school campus. The restroom would have to meet the same requirements that school bathrooms already must follow, such as regular maintenance, cleaning, stocked toilet paper and soap, and it must be unlocked and accessible during school hours.
They would also need signage indicating that the restroom is open to all students.
For many schools, it could be a matter of simply repurposing an existing single-stall restroom to fulfill the requirement.
That’s the approach Oakland Unified School District took in 2017 when administrators there decided to open all-student bathrooms at every school site, after the passage of the California Equal Restroom Act. Under that law, all California businesses must make single-occupancy restrooms open to all genders and identifiable with signage.
“We converted at all K–12 school sites an existing single-stall staff bathroom to a single-stall all-gender student bathroom. It was a process of a few months. It didn’t take that long once it started,” said Ilsa Bertolini, coordinator for health education at OUSD….
Full story at KQED.
In Iowa, efforts are underway in the Statehouse to nullify the false redefinition of Marriage, and to only recognize Marriage as between one biological male and one biological female. This is wonderful! They should also make child adoptions to gay couples illegal. Traditional (one man/one woman) Marriage and child adoptions only to them, should be national law. Traditional Marriage and Family life, and traditional family values, should be built up strongly, nationwide.
Think about it: why were single stall bathrooms ever gender specific? Do you have separate bathrooms at home, one for your sons and another for your daughters?
Do you really think male genitalia belong in girls’ restrooms and locker rooms?
Let’s promote safe environments.
It is a single bathroom, a private bathroom and yes, it should be done.
Gender-confused kids need psychological counseling. Special bathrooms will only keep these troubled kids in their confused state.
I am not gender confused and I would rather go in a private bathroom. It won’t be good for smokin in the boys room, though.
I believe that in a private bathroom, whatever genitalia one brings belong there if the person needs a bathroom to do the things one does in a bathroom. Where else are they supposed to do those things? Wait till they get home? I believe that is considered torture according to some conventions.
YFC, parents protect children in the privacy of the family home. Even in a neighbor’s home, children need to be carefully watched and protected. Being in public is not at all like the safety and privacy of the family home, with mom and dad. You should know that, YFC! In public, everyone needs to be protected, especially, delicate women and innocent children. Very, very important! Parents must never place their children in danger, in school or in other public situations.
I asked about private bathrooms. Only one person allowed.
Nice try. In public places, i.e., restaurants, schools, airports, college dorms, etc., there are usually multi-toilet facilities. Young girls and women have, and should have, a sense of privacy and protection when using their own-sex public facilities. There’s a reason for that and I don’t need to explain it here. You want to erode the privacy rights of young girls and women so that you can push your social engineering crusade?
This is about doing away with multi-toilet facilities and having real privacy and protection.
Does anyone really feel that multi-stall bathrooms afford real privacy? Even when there are no trans people around? Boys have always used bathrooms to bully and haze other boys and that will continue for as long as we continue to build bathrooms with barely a partition between toilets and no partitions between urinals.
No female feels safe in a multi-stall facility. You gotta go, you gotta go. You take a friend. You take your chances.
Here is a link to an article regarding Iowa’s attempts to nullify gay “marriage”:
The Iowa bill Is plainly unconstitutional. Legislators ought not try to pass bills that have already been litigated all the way to the Supreme Court. They take an oath to defend the Constitution, and it is the Supreme Court that says what the Constitution means, and they’ve already ruled. These legislators just want to crowd the court system with appeals while they grandstand their way into the hearts of the minority of voters who want this kind of bill passed. People are tired of this issue, feel it has already been decided, and realize the over-the-top predictions of those who opposed civil marriage never came true and were silly in the first place.
YFC, I have no idea as to whether this is unconstitutional, in American law. But in God’s Law, same-sex marriage is a Mortal Sin. Hope they succceed, somehow, in Iowa, in nullifying gay marriage — and then, nationwide. SCOTUS Judge Anthony Kennedy and his SCOTUS colleagues broke God’s Law — as well as American Law– in the minds of many legal experts, with the same-sex marriage false and wrongful decision. Especially, for gay families with innocent children! Gay families should be illegal, abolished, and innocent children should be adopted to the homes of normal one man/one woman married mothers and fathers. Kennedy should have been excommunicated by his Catholic bishop. SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas also believes the evil Obergefell vs. Hodges decision to be totally fraudulent, and should be overturned, someday– like the fraudulent case of Roe vs. Wade, and a few other past mistakes of SCOTUS. Lawless, immoral Gavin Newsom, as SF Mayor, and now, Calif. Gov., has broken our American laws, and God’s Laws, too, on gay marriage. And the lawful decision of Calif. voters, on Prop. 8, to ban gay marriage was wrongfully overturned. Newsom’s Catholic bishop should have excommunicated him, years ago. Gay pervert sex acts should be discouraged nationwide, and minors should be kept safe. Strong laws should be enacted against Sado-Masochism, Master/Slave, BDSM sex acts. There ought to be heavy public discouragement of all LGBT gay pervert sex acts. Let’s see what Iowa lawmakers can accomplish– God is truly with them.
You mean, like Roe v Wade?
Do some really wonder why so many are fleeing our once-Golden State?
With all the challenges facing our state, what a ridiculous thing to promote. Yes, men in drag can teach in our public schools, but let’s not blame those who don’t prefer that for the severe problems in our state.
Y’all are welcome to come to a free state, like Texas or Florida, where people know which restroom to use, there’s no state income tax, there are actual Catholic governors and state budget surpluses. After a century and a half, our family had enough.
Oh but Floridians aren’t free. They can’t teach certain things or say certain words in Florida schools. Certain books are removed from the library because Floridians aren’t free to read what they want.
Can you give us some examples?
I could, or you could read a newspaper.
I am capable of reading, newspapers and other written materials. But, why won’t you share an example?
You’re being disingenuous. Maybe they don’t read “Heather Has Two Mommies” to kindergartners at taxpayer expense or have Drag Queen Story Hours for young children at public libraries.
And, what words can’t they say? You’re being ridiculous and I think you know it.
“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour” (Exodus 20:16) applies to all, including fellow Catholics, whether DeSantis, Biden or Rubio.
Curious, whenever I provide links to fact based news outlets, they are scorned by this audience as being fake news and liars. The commentariat on CCD usually prefer obscure, heavily and admittedly biased sources for “information”, so why should I bother when you could quite easily consult the Miami Herald, the New York Times, Reuters, AP, etc yourself. You are the one being disingenuous by pretending you don’t know what I’m talking about. I bear no false witness.
Actually some media had to cut the feed because the examples from the books were so graphic as in pornographic.
Just google Desantis books
someone should convene a Bathroom Synod
Grate, Several of the German cardinals would like that. They’re suffering from mental constipation. They haven’t moved since the 1970’s.
As you may know, Rev. Martin Luther spent much time on the toilet. A source of his thought? The Sydney Morning Herald had an article about the “toilet where Luther strained to produce the Reformation.” Hopefully, today’s German bishops won’t follow him into heresy.
The House Education and Workforce Committe is reviewing a bill that would ban biological males from competing in girls’ and women’s sports. Hope this bill soon gets passed into law!
Last Friday, in Elk Grove, CA, there was a sexualized Drag Queen performance as part of a mandatory multi-cultural assembly, at Pleasant Grove High School. A warning about this evil Drag Queen performance was not given beforehand, and no options existed, for kids to opt-out of attending the assembly. Parents and kids are all just furious! They are holding a special School Board meeting tonight, and Elk Grove parents are getting ready for a big battle! Hope they win! Drag Queen shows should be illegal for minors, and should be prohibited in public buildings or settings, funded by taxpayers. Such filthy shows should be relegated to the dirty “red light district,” with the dirty bookstores and strip joints– and no minors must ever be allowed.
Right? Makes Milton Berle, Bob Hope, and J. Edgar Hoover turn over in their graves to think that drag queens should ever be allowed out in public at all!
This is NOT a joke! Bob Hope and Milton Berle were good and decent entertainers, who loved this country, and lived clean lives, with good and decent morals. They would not be pleased with your comment. FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover, was dedicated to his job, but reported in a biography of his life, to be bisexual. But even if this was true, it had nothing to do with his dedicated work. Kids need a decent education, and should be kept safe from filthy sex perverts.
Our government schools in California are no longer public schools, they’re pubic schools. If they were public schools, they would listen to the parents and others who fund them. They currently rank 40th in the nation. (That’s out of 50 states for bro Joe Biden and those who went to some failing government schools.) Our public schools were near the top last century. Now drag queens and condoms are more important than math, English, civics, (actual) science and (actual) history.
refer all complaints to the
Pubic Affairs Department