9/29/16 Gov. Jerry Brown orders 'men,' 'women,' 'boys,' 'girls' restroom signs be torn down



September 29, 2016 -- For Immediate Release

Gov. Jerry Brown orders 'men,' 'women,' 'boys,' 'girls' restroom signs be torn down
Thomasson: "If familiar 'men' and 'women' restroom signs are torn down, people will ask 'who did this?'"
Sacramento, California -- A leading family values organization in California is very concerned that Governor Jerry Brown has attacked the moral sensibilities of small business owners, home business owners, and church schools by signing AB 1732 to tear down "men," "women," "boys," and "girls" restroom door signs, and replace them with pro-transsexual "all gender" signs.
"AB 1732 tears down 'men' and 'women' signs and replace them with pro-transgender 'all gender' signs at single-occupancy restrooms," said Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, which promotes moral virtues for the common good. "There's no exemption for home businesses or religious entities. This is a vast overreach that tramples average people's constitutional rights. And ironically, this bill incentivizes small businesses to go from two restrooms to one restroom." 
"Governor Brown obviously didn't realize the ramifications of this radical state takeover of the private sector's restroom policies," Thomasson said. "AB 1732 is so far reaching, it will place new mandates on all 'places of public accommodation' -- religious schools and colleges, home businesses, day care centers, senior centers, and everybody else who wants to keep restrooms safely separate between men and women, boys and girls. And it obviously paves the way for mixing together men and women, boys and girls, in multi-person public restrooms in the future."
"This government mandate coldly tramples Californians' moral consciences and private property rights, and confuses children to think there are numerous 'genders' -- when there are only two biological sexes, male and female," Thomasson said. "AB 1732 brashly defies science, which says you're male if you've inherited a Y chromosome from your father and you're female if you haven't (see "23 and Me" facts). By promoting the unhealthy transsexual agenda, the State is putting more people at risk, since transgender behavior results in the highest HIV/AIDS transmission rate in the nation, according to the CDC."
SaveCalifornia.com analysis of AB 1732 "single-user restrooms"
What 2 key sentences mean + definition/application problems
(a) All single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, or state or local government agency shall be identified as all-gender toilet facilities by signage that complies with Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, and designated for use by no more than one occupant at a time or for family or assisted use.
This means:
1. All the "men," "women," "boys," and "girls" signs and symbols currently on single-occupancy restrooms at applicable venues must be removed.
2. "All gender" signs and symbols (could be transgender symbols) must be posted instead.
3. Small businesses that wish to save time and money can go from having two restrooms (men and women) to only one restroom ("all gender").
4. Even home businesses come under the "any business establishment" phrase.
5. "Place of public accommodation" is undefined in the bill and by default means private entities of several types. Federal law, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, says the only places of public accommodation are private entities. Under AB 1732, which private entities are included and which are excluded? Small businesses, home businesses, religious businesses, schools, church schools, churches -- where in the bill does it say who is included and who is exempt? Besides the lack of definition of "public accommodation," there is no religious exemption in AB 1732.
(c) For the purposes of this section, "single-user toilet facility" means a toilet facility with no more than one water closet and one urinal with a locking mechanism controlled by the user.
This could mean:
1. For businesses that must have restrooms -- such as food service or gas stations -- under this definition, must they now pay to install men's urinals in current women's restrooms? Why or why not, since "single-user toilet facility" is officially defined as "a toilet facility with no more than one water closet and one urinal."
2. For home businesses, must they now pay to install a men's urinal in addition to paying for and posting an "all gender" restroom sign? Again, AB 1732 defines "single-user toilet facility" as "a toilet facility with no more than one water closet and one urinal."
"AB 1732 will result in unforeseen, negative consequences," Thomasson said. "What woman wants a man poking his head in the restroom door that somehow didn't shut or lock? How many girls or women want to use a urine-stained toilet seat? What conflicts will erupt among strangers from mixing or eliminating gender differences at restrooms? What lawsuits will occur? If familiar 'men' and 'women' restroom signs are torn down, people will ask 'who did this?'"
"It's sad that business community leaders didn't fight this bad bill like they did in other states," Thomasson added. "And it's deeply disappointing that some pro-family leaders said this anti-family bill was somehow acceptable and 'makes a lot of sense.' Their dereliction of duty makes no sense."
"Business owners, home business owners, and church schools should protect their moral consciences and the children their influence by ignoring this unconstitutional law," Thomasson concluded. "Religious freedom is being crushed by this and other tyrannical laws, but without local enforcement of AB 1732, people who believe in basic family values have every reason to protect their cherished religious freedom and property rights from this unscientific, anti-child, social-engineering agenda."
Campaign for Children and Families
P.O. Box 511, Sacramento, CA 95812 
(916) 265-5650
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SaveCalifornia.com is a leading West Coast nonprofit, nonpartisan organization standing strong for moral virtues for the common good. We represent children and families in the areas of marriage and family, parental rights, the sanctity of human life, religious freedom, financial freedom, and back-to-basics education.




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