The legislation would bar students in public schools and colleges from using the bathroom or locker room that matches their gender identity.
The idea was to honor the late Supreme Court justice, but university administrators quickly realized that "A.S.S. of Law" needed a revision.
California's new sex education bill is inclusive of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.
A new law allows faith-based student groups to require all members to strictly adhere to religious tenets, even if doing so violates the school's nondiscrimination policies.
A legislative committee voted today to send the bill to a summer study session, killing it for this year.
Following clashes between student supporters of a school's Gay Straight Alliance and antigay adult protesters, school board leaders may require parents to approve their children's membership.