Thursday, March 09, 2006

I knew California was a little loony...

But this is just ridiculous.

'Mom,' 'dad' to be axed from school textbooks? From World Net Daily. (emphasis mine)

A traditional-values organization in California is warning the state's residents that a bill pending in the Legislature, if approved, could remove all references to gender in public schools – threatening even references to "mom" or "dad" in textbooks.

If the bill, SB 1437, were to become law, warns the Capitol Resource Institute, "it could potentially require gender-neutral bathrooms in our schools and all references to 'husband' and 'wife' or 'mom and dad' removed from school textbooks as the norm."

Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Sheila Kuehl...the legislation would add "gender" (actual or perceived) and "sexual orientation" to the law that prohibits California public schools from having textbooks, teaching materials, instruction or "school-sponsored activities" that reflect adversely upon people based on characteristics like race, creed and handicap.

I don't know what to add. I guess there's nothing to add. Gender neutral bathrooms? I'm just sort of baffled right now.