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US Bill Seeks To Protect Parents’ Rights

by | Thu, Sep 29 2022

A new bill presented to the US Congress seeks to prevent government-funded public schools from allowing students to change their gender identity or pronouns without their parents’ knowledge or consent.

The ‘Parental Rights Over the Education and Care of Their Kids Act’ also known as the PROTECT Kids Act, was introduced by Republican Senator Tim Scott.

It’s unlikely to pass before the mid-term elections with the Democrats controlling both the House and the Senate.

The legislation is a response to the trend of school districts nationwide to institute policies requiring officials to keep a trans-identified student’s gender identity a secret from their parents if the child requests them to do so.

It would require government-funded elementary or middle schools to inform parents before changing a student’s name or pronoun on school records.

Schools would also need to tell parents before changing a child’s “sex-based accommodations.”

The Christian Post reports the bill would withhold federal funding from schools that do not disclose such information to their parents.

Senator Scott says: “Schools exist to educate children, not indoctrinate them. And a quality education requires input from those who know children best: their parents.”

“Sadly, radical and secretive gender policies have shut parents out of the conversation and broken their trust. My bill will safeguard parental rights, improve the crucial relationship between parents and schools, and ensure that children can learn in an environment free from activist ideology.”

The legislation is backed by Parent’s Defending Education Action and Independent Women’s Voice which advocates for athletes to compete on school sports teams that align with their biological sex.