A group opposed to co-ed bathrooms in California is making a final push this week to collect enough signatures to get a measure on the ballot in 2016.
In a statement, Privacy For All,
a coalition of parents, students, nonprofit and faith groups, said it needs to get 365,880 signatures by Dec. 14 to get its Personal Privacy Protection Act before California voters next year.
The initiative would mandate individual "use facilities in accordance with their biological sex in all government buildings." It also protects private businesses from legal action if they also require workers and customers to follow that policy.
California lawmakers in 2013 passed a law allowing students in public schools to choose the bathroom, shower and locker room corresponding to the gender they identify with even if it's different from their biological sex.
But the new law is in court over a dispute over a referendum that's calling for a vote on the new law.
"California voters may have two chances to vote against co-ed bathrooms in 2016," Karen England, a Privacy For All spokesperson, said in the statement.
"We hope to wrap up the court battle over the … referendum and place that on the ballot, but we also expect to have this new initiative before the voters at the same time."
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