California group threatens repeal of transgender protections

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California is the first U.S. state to pass a law detailing the rights of transgender students, but opponents of the law say they have collected enough support to get it repealed.

The law goes into effect Jan. 1, and its goal is to reduce discrimination against transgender students from the age they enter school to the age they graduate secondary school. Critics argue the law violates the privacy of non-transgender students.

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Jelly Belly chair under fire for anti-transgender donation

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You can add Jelly Belly candies to the list of foods you should stop spending your money on because of expressed bigotry, following Barilla pasta and Chick-Fil-A.

Herman Rowland Sr., Chairman of the Board for Jelly Belly, donated $5,000 to a group dedicated to overturning California Assembly Bill 1266, a law that guarantees transgender students have equal access to bathrooms, locker rooms, sport teams and other gender-segregated facilities at school. A group called Privacy for All Students is gathering signatures to have the law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in August, repealed. The group is run by Frank Schubert, well-known for his messaging on behalf of the National Organization for Marriage in its quest to stop the legalization of same-sex marriage.

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