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CA Must Count Petition Challenging Transgender Law


A California judge has ruled in favor of validating thousands of signatures on a pro-family petition challenging that state's new transgender law.

The controversial law gives transgender students special rights, letting them use bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite gender.

California's secretary of state had tried to block the signatures from being counted in a referendum because they were not accepted by the court on time. 

However, the judge ruled that opponents met the deadline for submitting the petition signatures.

The Pacific Justice Institute applauded the decision.

"These rights are too important for the secretary of state, or a county clerk, to play politics when they don't like a particular referendum," PJI President Brad Dacus said.

Once 500,000 petition signatures are validated, the initiative will go on the ballot this November to allow voters to decide if they want to keep the law.

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