Calif. lawmaker says teachers can’t ‘rat out’ trans kids because it risks ‘violence’ from parents
Concerned parents have plenty of reasons to consider pulling their children from public schools, be it the exposure to radical hard-left ideology in the classroom or bullying and the all-around violence in schools, but there’s another reason quickly climbing the list — teachers and other school officials intervening in the parenting of children.
Nowhere is this more prevalent than when it comes to the growing fad of transgenderism, where pro-LGBTQ+ activist teachers advocate for keeping parents in the dark when their children decide they are transgender — a decision that is often celebrated in schools and results in children receiving special attention.
While Republicans like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis take the lead in fighting for parents’ rights in schools, Democrats like California state Sen. Scott Wiener see parents as potentially violent threats to their children.
“A DeSantis-style bill was just introduced in CA to require teachers/counselors to inform parents if a kid id’s as a gender not on birth certificate. Even if the kid isn’t ready to come out to their parents,” Wiener tweeted. “Even if ratting the kid out risks violence at home. Nope, not in CA.”
It’s rather troubling that Weiner, a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors who is openly gay and a member of the LGBTQ caucus in the California state legislature, openly advocates for intervening between parents and their children.
His tweet prompted a reply from DeSantis deputy press secretary Jeremy Redfern, “What other secrets do you want kids to keep from their parents, Scott?”
California state Rep. Bill Essayli (R) responded to plug a bill he introduced that will require schools to notify parents when a student is actively identifying by a different gender, not that it goes anywhere in the Demcorat-controlled legislature.
At the same time, Essayli said “this bill is necessary because schools are instructing teachers to conceal this information from parents.”
Wiener was “dismissive” of the notion that not being a parent might leave him uninformed — after all, having staked out the moral high ground, he proceeds with the approval of his own conscience.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter: