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FILE - Parents, students, and staff of Chino Valley Unified School District hold up signs in favor of protecting LGBTQ+ policies at Don Antonio Lugo High School, in Chino, Calif., June 15, 2023. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law Monday, July 15, 2024, barring school districts from passing policies that require schools to notify parents if their child asks to change their gender identification. (Anjali Sharif-Paul/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

Families with schoolchildren should flee California

Last week, Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 1955, which blocks schools from requiring faculty and staff to notify parents and legal guardians when their minor child attempts to change his or her "gender identity" from that of their born biological sex. Furthermore, under the law, school rules cannot require employees to disclose a student's selected gender identity to their parents or any other person without the child's authorization -- even if the parents ask.