Action Alert: SB 323 & AB 1266 5/1/13

Action Needed!

Urge a NO vote on SB 323 and AB 1266

SB 323 and AB 1266 are both on their house floor and could be heard as early as tomorrow.

SB 323 – Attack on Religious Liberties and Non-Profits (Lara)

SB 323 seeks to use the coercive power of government to impose tax penalties non-profit youth organizations such as the Boy Scouts, and including private schools that don’t share their beliefs on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues. We know that the majority of Scouts and their families do not want a radical special interest group along with a few legislators to abuse their power by bullying the Boy Scouts into complying with their demands.

This bill poses an unprecedented intrusion by the government by prohibiting institutions from adhering to their most deeply held beliefs about what is appropriate conduct when making management decisions and in fulfilling the institution’s purpose.

SB 323 violates constitutional rights to free speech, freedom of association, and freedom of religion.

This bill will be voted on by the Senate as early as tomorrow 5/2/2013.

We urge you to contact your senator today and ask them to vote “NO” on SB 323!

AB 1266 – Forced Co-Ed Locker Rooms (Ammiano)

AB 1266 mandates that students in K-12 public schools be permitted to participate in sex-segregated sports, programs, activities and facilities of their choosing, irrespective of their gender and according to their own gender identity. Gender identity is a person’s private sense of, and subjective experience of, their own gender regardless of their biological gender at birth.

This bill will be voted on by the Assembly as early as tomorrow 5/2/2013.

We urge you to contact your assemblymember today and ask them to vote “NO” on AB 1266.