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Religious right will try to repeal Massachusetts pro-trans law at the ballot box
City and town clerks had certified more than 32,375 signatures of registered voters, the number needed to place a repeal question on the 2018 state ballot.

Opponents of a transgender rights law said Wednesday they had collected enough signatures to continue their campaign to roll back the landmark measure. City and town clerks had certified more than 32,375 signatures of registered voters, the number needed to place a repeal question on the 2018 state ballot, the Massachusetts Family Institute said. The signatures must also be verified by Secretary of State William Galvin’s office.

The law approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature and signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in July bars discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations. Among other things it would allow individuals to use the bathroom or locker room that corresponds with their gender identities. The repeal effort does not stop the law from going into effect as scheduled on Saturday. Since the question could not be placed on the ballot until 2018, the law will already have been on the books for more than two years before voters might consider it.

Freedom Massachusetts, which led a yearslong effort to pass the transgender bill, called the repeal effort “harmful” and predicted that voters would keep the law if it reached the ballot.

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今回(こんかい)は、楷書(かいしょ)の「考」です。

This time is 「考」 in regular script.

考える [かんがえる kanga eru] = to consider

思考 [しこう shi kou] = thinking, thought

考慮 [こうりょ kou ryo] = consideration

参考 [さんこう san kou] = reference

参考書 [さんこうしょ san kou sho] = reference book

備考欄 [びこうらん bi kou ran] = remarks column

考古学 [こうこがく kou ko gaku] = archeology

考古学者 [こうこがくしゃ kou ko gaku sha] = archeologist

プラス思考 [プラスしこう pu ra su shi kou] = positive thinking

マイナス思考 [マイナスしこう ma i na su shi kou] = negative thinking

書き順(かきじゅん)

Stroke order

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5.

※この線(せん)は、下(した)のように右(みぎ)から左(ひだり)へ書(か)いてもOK。

It’s also OK to write this line from right to left, as follows.

6.

7. 完成(かんせい) Finish


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Oh, also, while I’m posting political stuff, Californians, please vote yes on Props 55 and 58.

Prop 55 will do many things including preventing $700 million in cuts to LAUSD. Prop 58 will basically overturn a stupid old rule that was voted in to being years ago that basically required instruction in the classroom to be in English. This will enable students just learning English to hear instruction in English and their native language, will enable dual-language programs to be a thing again, and will essentially give parents and teachers more of a choice of how English Learners will best learn English based on their individual needs. 

So yeah. Education is important. Let’s fund it and stuff.