September 20, 2014
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A lawsuit claims officials are unfairly refusing to count signatures seeking a referendum to overturn a California law requiring school districts to allow transgender students to choose public school restrooms and participate on sports teams that correspond with their expressed genders.
Sacramento-based Privacy For All Students filed the lawsuit against the secretary of state and two counties on Thursday. It says couriers delivered signatures collected in Tulare and Mono counties ahead of a Sunday deadline, but offices were closed before a three-day weekend and personnel refused to accept them when they returned to work.
The law requires 504,760 signatures of registered voters within 90 days after a law has been signed for a measure to be put on the ballot.
State officials could not be immediately reached for comment.
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