Del Norte Triplicate Readers

Allowing co-ed access to sports in schools would wreak havoc

Short of designating the machinations of the "progressive" mind as unstable, I'm bereft of any explanation even approaching logic. Just when I think I've heard the absolutely zaniest reports on actions and new laws proposed by elected officials in Sacramento by which we, the citizens, will be impacted, I am floored by the devolving direction in which California is being led, pushed and bullied.

A recent proposed amendment to the California Education Code under section 221.5 is one such example of which I am astounded.

AB 266, proposed by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, would

eliminate what has been considered "boy's sports" and "girls' sports"and

create an amalgam sport instead.

The bill would "require that a pupil be permitted to participate in

sex-segregated school programs, activities, and facilities, including

athletic teams and competitions, consistent with his or her gender

identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil's records."

Ammiano must think it is highly discriminatory for Mother Nature to

dictate which gender is most suited for which activity, so he proposes a

bold step into the gladiatorial arena with a genderless approach. At

the least it will be interesting to see how a wisp of an athlete fares

at the bottom of a heap of padded brawn in covering the ball. I did not

see any proposed legislation which will protect the school district from

ensuing suing.

An equally, if not more, stunning aspect of this muddled "thinking"

is it would open up the girls' showers, locker room and rest room to any

male that "feels" he is a she that particular day by the addition of

the word "facilities."

It is not at all inconceivable that any boy may casually saunter into

any of the above without being denied access owing to the wording of

the amendment. Future schools could save the taxpayer considerable money

by constructing one of each of the respective facilities instead of


Of course we do not all regard this slide toward the impoverishment

of civilization as a thing to be alarmed about, but we should.

Dale L.Bohling

Crescent City