California’s Senate Education Committee voted in favor of a bill that prohibits school employees from telling parents about their child’s struggle with transgenderism.

AB 1955 allows schools to “socially transition” children to identify as the opposite sex – without parental notification or consent.

The bill is retaliation against school districts that passed parent notification policies that require school staff to inform parents if a child says he or she wants to identify as the opposite sex or as a different “gender.”

The districts, in turn, were pushing back against California Department of Education guidelines that encourage schools to hide information about children struggling with sexual identity confusion from their parents.

California Family Council (CFC), a Focus on the Family ally that promotes life, freedom and parental rights, explained what the legislation does:

AB 1955, authored by Assemblyman Chris Ward, aims to prohibit schools from implementing policies that require parental notification regarding their child’s gender identity or gender expression without the pupil’s consent. It advanced through the California Senate Education Committee today and is now headed to the Senate Health Committee.

Ward, the bill’s author, identifies as gay and is Vice Chair of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus. AB 1955, titled by supporters the “Support Academic Futures & Educators for Today’s Youth Act (SAFETY Act),” is supported by extremist LGBT groups such as Equality California.

Equality California justifies the Act by stating:

California law requires schools to create a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ students, including respecting their privacy. However, the recent forced outing policies passed by local school boards targeting LGBTQ+ students and the school staff who support them makes the SAFETY Act a necessary guardrail to these already existing protections.

“Safety Act” implies that parents are inherently unsafe, the government and schools know what’s best for children, and the state must protect children from parents. CFC condemned this, saying:

#AB1995 Undercuts the foundational role parents play in the lives of their children & the critical partnership between parents and educators.

This leg. proposal violates this principle by excluding parents from essential aspects of their child’s development and well-being.

“Forced outing” is a term invented by LGBT activists and their allies to support teachers and administrators concealing important information about a child’s struggle with sexual identity confusion from parents.

Politicians and activists also claim that telling parents about a child’s mental confusion violates the student’s “privacy rights” and is “discriminatory.”

Don’t think that hiding students’ “transgender identification” from parents is only happening in California.

In 2018, two radical activist groups, GLSEN (formerly the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) and the National Center for Transgender Equality, created the “Model School District Policy on Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students.” The guidance misinterprets local, state and federal privacy and discrimination laws.

Today, these district policies have been adopted by almost 1,100 school districts, covering almost 19,000 schools with 11 million students, reports Parent Defending Education. The organization lists school districts across the country, but notes that the list is not comprehensive.

CFC President Jonathan Keller stated:

Mothers and fathers should never be excluded from their vital role of directing the care and education of their children. AB 1955 marginalizes parents and prevents them from being informed partners in addressing issues of gender identity, which is essential for the well-being of their sons and daughters.

CFC urges concerned citizens to take action as the legislation moves forward:

  1. Contact Your State Senator: Send a letter urging them to vote NO on AB 1955.
  2. Spread the Word: Forward this message to five friends or family members and encourage them to get involved.
  3. Share on Social Media: Post about the dangers of AB 1955 and rally others to join the cause.

Related articles and resources:

California Family Council

CFC Thread on X about the AB 1955

CFC Thread on AB 1955 Hearing

Take Action: Urge Your State Senator to “Vote NO” on AB 1955

Six California School Districts Pass Parental Notification Policies for Children Confused About Their Sexual Identity

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: Elementary School Staff Encourages 10-Year Old Girl’s ‘Transition’ – Without Informing Her Family

Florida Parents Sue School for Helping Teen ‘Transition’ – Without Their Knowledge or Consent

New Jersey: Schools Must Not Tell Parents About Child’s ‘Transgenderism’

What’s Your School District’s ‘Transgender’ Policy?


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