In a late breaking story Friday afternoon, the Washington Secretary of State's office announced supporters of I-552 have withdrawn their efforts to get it on the November ballot. I-552, best known as the Just Want Privacy campaign, would have repealed or overturned the controversial transgender bathroom laws that set off a firestorm in our state.
Supports of Initiative 1552 are planning more events coming in the next few weeks, mirroring other efforts that have boosted signatures to get it on the ballot. I-1552 is being pushed as a counter to the controversial 'gender-neutral' bath and locker room laws passed less than a year and a half ago. Some of these signing events will likely get a lot of attention.
Friday, shortly after the news came out that the White House was issuing a mandate that all schools adopt transgender bathroom policies, Gov. Inslee issued the following statement:
“In Washington state, we’ve adopted policies to ensure our schools are a place all our children can feel safe from discrimination, harassment or assault based on their gender identity. The...
Friday, the Obama Administration issued a non-legally binding order that all public schools in the U.S. should adopt the same transgender bathroom rules recently enacted at Target Stores, and put into law by the Washington State Human Rights Commission in December.