June 18, 2013
Peter Sprigg Comments on California’s Proposed Bill to Allow Boys and Girls to Use the Opposite Gender’s Facilities
Peter Sprigg, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, was quoted on FoxNews.com about California’s decision on allowing boys and girls to use the opposite sex bathroom and locker room in the state’s public schools. The specific legislation, Assembly Bill 1266, would mandate that all California public schools allow students to use the facility that reflects their gender identity. As a result, boys could use the girl’s bathroom and vice versa, just because they perceive themselves as the opposite gender. Peter Sprigg had this to say about the proposed bill:
“It’s being demanded that we affirm that a man can become a woman and a woman can become a man,” he said. “Even though the chromosomes and every sing cell in their body will never change. This is an absurdity.”
Sprigg said it was especially troubling that advocates are using children to push an agenda, and the proposed law is trying to affirm a falsehood.
“It’s one thing for an adult to decide they want to be the opposite sex,” he said. ‘But for us to allow children to make these life-altering decisions – and even affirm and celebrate that – is particularly alarming.”