Saturday, July 6, 2024

As the debate over parental rights forges on, California Gov. Gavin Newsom will soon have to decide whether to sign a new bill with sweeping ramifications.

“California schools would be banned from telling parents about their children’s gender transition under a bill headed to the desk of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom,” The Washington Times Valerie Richardson writes. “Assembly Bill 1955 would prohibit school staffers and volunteers from informing parents about their child’s ’sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression’ without the student’s consent, seeking to thwart parental notification policies passed by local school boards.”

This Democratic-led legislation comes as at least 10 school districts in the state began mandating that schools tell parents if and when children decide they want to socially transition.

Mrs. Richardson joins Billy Hallowell to break down the story — and why it matters.

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