by Nate Kellum
The word “discriminate” carries with it a regrettable connotation. Mere mention evokes thoughts of Jews in concentration camps, elections without female participation, and water fountains marked “whites only.” But to discriminate, according to Merriam-Webster, is to simply note a distinction.
Ignoring the significance of this discernment, the State of California recently passed a transgender student law that blurs recognizable distinctions between males and females in their public school system. Signed last week by Governor Jerry Brown, this new law requires that all students in public schools be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with the “gender identity” of choice, irrespective of how the gender is listed on a birth certificate or other records on the pupil.
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