Reporting Mike Dello Stritto
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A controversial bill that would have allowed boys and girls to play on the same school team is being pulled.
The bill was aimed at the transgender teen who identifies him or herself as the opposite sex by allowing them to compete on the field or court with that sex.
San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano introduced the bill last week. But opponents quickly came out against it.
“This is comical. It comes from an assemblyman who is a comedian in a past life,” said Kevin Snider of the Pacific Justice Institute.
“As a parent of a girl, I would feel uncomfortable if there was a guy playing with girls,” parent said Paul Havey.
There is also concern about boys and girls sharing the same facilities meaning boys could be using the girls locker room.
“This is a teenage boy’s dream come true,” said Snider.
But, now, Assemblyman Ammiano is pulling the bill.
He and transgender civil rights groups say they’ll spend time educating school districts on transgender issues.
A similar bill could be re-introduced in the future.