New Bill Will Stop Schools From Changing Children’s Gender Without Parent’s Consent

( Republican Senator Tim Scott presented legislation prohibiting elementary and intermediate schools from altering pupils’ gender identities without parental agreement.

According to reports, the South Carolina legislator explained that extreme and hidden gender rules have locked parents out of the dialogue and shattered their confidence. Scott claimed his bill would protect parental rights, strengthen the critical interaction between parents and schools, and ensure that children may learn in a free of activist ideological environment.

The law, dubbed the “Parental Rights Over Education and Care of Their (PROTECT) Kids Act,” is intended to ensure that schools do not conceal children’s gender identification or transition from parents, according to Scott’s congressional office.

If enacted and signed into law, it would prohibit any elementary or middle school receiving federal dollars from changing a minor kid’s gender or preferred name.
It would prevent enabling a child to modify their accommodations, such as locker rooms or bathrooms, without parental agreement.

Do the Republicans really expect  Democrats to go along with the bill and President Biden to sign that bill into law?

Several states have established laws or offered recommendations for children’s parental permission and school transitions. Several active court cases are debating the issue.

In March, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation prohibiting kindergarten through third grade teachers from discussing sexual orientation or gender identity in the classroom.

The measure also requires school districts to tell parents if their child’s services or monitoring are related to their mental, emotional, or physical health and well-being or if the school’s capacity to offer a safe and supportive learning environment changes. It also guarantees parents access to their child’s educational and medical records.

House Speaker Chris Sprowls believes parents should have a voice when their children are taught about such topics.

The new law was enacted in July, just in time for the 2022-2023 academic year.

School districts should be taught they can not have the same rights over the students as their parents do.