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Equality California on AB 1314 being held in Assembly Education Committee
AB 1314 would have forcibly ‘outed’ transgender students to their families.
April 10, 2023 at 3:09 pm

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April 10, 2023

CONTACT: Jorge Reyes Salinas, Equality California
PHONE: (213) 355-3057/MOBILE: (213) 355-3057/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, released the following statement from Executive Director Tony Hoang in response to AB 1314 not receiving a hearing in the Assembly Education Committee:

“Equality California fully supports Assemblymember Muratsuchi’s decision not to set AB 1314 for a hearing. AB 1314 promotes a misguided and dangerous narrative that teachers are somehow indoctrinating children, and parents are being purposely kept out of the loop. Both teachers and parents want only for children to succeed and feel safe and supported enough to be their authentic selves,” said Equality California Executive Director Tony Hoang. “Under existing law, parents already have ample rights to be active partners in their children’s education — LGBTQ+ youth should be given dignity and respect to decide when and how to reveal intimate details about their lives. The state should play no part in right-wing attempts to vilify trans people and further inflame the never-ending culture war. We must enact policies that will protect truly trans youth and help to ensure they have every opportunity to succeed.”

AB 1314 would have required that any teacher, counselor, or employee of a school notify the parents of any student that identifies at school as a gender that does not align with the child’s assigned gender and uses sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, or uses facilities that do not align with the child’s assigned gender.


Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org

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