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Transgender Bill Becomes Campaign Fodder in City Council Contest

Posted by Allen Wilson on October 16, 2013

Diamond Bar Council Candidate Joseph Kim is making some hay regarding AB 1266 in a campaign mailer drop.

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AB 1266 was authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown that would allow transgender students to use school facilities reflecting their gender identity.

The Transgender bill faces referendum challenge by the Privacy for All Students campaign, which faces long odds of collecting 505,000 signatures by the November 12th, 2013 deadline to qualify for the November 2014 statewide ballot.

It will be interesting to see whether or not Mr. Kim will gain some traction by pushing the transgender controversy as a campaign fodder in local council campaign.

If Mr. Kim is successful, then Diamond Bar will become ground zero for future campaigns in 2014 for statewide and legislative candidates to capitalize the controversy surrounding AB 1266.

The Diamond Bar City Council election is slated for November 5th.

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