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CA Senate Passes Bill to Replace Parents with State School Employees for ‘Gender Confused’ Students

Democrats in California are now in the business of creating a crisis, then providing perverted and distorted ‘solutions’

By Katy Grimes, June 17, 2024 2:49 pm

California parents are systematically being replaced by school counselors, teachers, mental health providers, abortion providers, “gender-affirming” trans care specialists, or any number of adults willing to give vaccines, feed kids drugs, provide opposite-sex hormones, authorize gender surgeries, and get them treatment for sexual violence and rape – without a parent being any the wiser. This is also a Constitutional violation of parental rights.

The California Senate passed AB 1955, by Assemblyman Chris Ward (D-San Diego) last Thursday, to prohibit schools from notifying parents if their child is “gender confused” and is using a new pronoun at school. The bill was passed in a divisive 29-8 with 3 abstentions vote, the Globe reported.

The passage of this secrecy bill marks a significant shift in the relationship between parents, children, and schools, sparking outrage among many who believe it undermines parental rights and jeopardizes children’s well-being, the California Family Council reported.

Laws across the country state that a parent must meet a child’s basic needs and parent in a way that serves the child’s best interests. Parents also have a financial duty to raise and support their children, as well as their children’s basic needs of food, clothing, housing, medical care, and education. This usually continues until each child reaches the age of 18.

A parent must also serve a child’s emotional and physical needs and protect the child from abuse. Most parents are pretty clear on all of this.

Teachers are mandated reporters. The California Department of Social Services explains what must be reported involving anyone under the age of 18:

Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Neglect. Additionally, the CDSS says, “The mandated reporter must only have reasonable suspicion that a child has been mistreated; no evidence or proof is required prior to making a report. The case will be further investigated by law enforcement and/or child welfare services.”

The California Department of Education also explains mandatory Child Abuse and Reporting Guidelines.

More specifically, the Globe explained:

Assembly Bill 1955 would prohibit school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and the state special schools, and a member of the governing board or body of those educational entities, from enacting or enforcing any policy or rule that requires an employee or a contractor to disclose any information related to a pupil’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression to any other person without the pupil’s consent unless otherwise required by law. The bill, also known as the Support Academic Futures and Educators for Today’s Youth Act (SAFETY Act), would also prohibit employees or contractors of those educational entities from being required to make such a disclosure unless otherwise required by law.

So how do schools get around the mandatory reporting, or even involving parents when a child appears “gender confused?” The opportunity for predatory abuse of said child is wide open.

Here is what AB 1955 Assembly Floor Analysis says:

“Requires the California Department of Education (CDE) to develop resources and strategies to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ+) students and their families; prohibits an employee or contractor from being required to disclose any information related to a student’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression to any other person without the student’s consent; prohibits public schools from enacting or enforcing any policy requiring an employee or contractor to disclose any information related to a student’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, without the student’s consent; and requires that any such policy be invalid.

The California Family Council opposes AB 1955 and submitted this opposition statement:

“Erosion of Parental Rights and Responsibilities: AB 1955 marginalizes parents, preventing them from receiving critical information about their children. Parents need to be informed partners in addressing issues of gender identity, ensuring their children receive the support and guidance they need within the family unit.

Impact on Teacher-Student Trust: This bill places educators in a difficult position, forcing them to withhold significant information from parents, damaging the trust and open communication essential for a supportive educational environment. Educators should collaborate with parents to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere for all students. AB 1955 does the opposite.

Potential Legal and Ethical Implications: The bill will lead to lawsuits by teachers against school districts for forcing them to deceive parents about something everyone at school knows about a student but their parents.

Parents will also sue school districts and teachers for violating their constitutionally protected parental rights to oversee and direct the upbringing of their children.”

AB 1955 appears to have constitutionality issues, and of course, violates parental rights and legal and moral obligations.

In the 1980’s and 1990’s, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa were far too-common eating disorders primarily among pre-teen and teen girls. Often parents were unaware of the severity of the disorder until the teen was dangerously thin. Some anorexic children ended up on feeding tubes in hospital ICUs at dangerously low body weight.

Imagine if teachers were instructed to protect the teen’s privacy and not tell the parents they had witnessed the teen forcing herself to vomit everyday after lunch.

Imagine a teen girl caught cutting herself known as “self-harming.” Harvard Health reports,  “Most often it happens on the arms and takes the form of cutting with some type of sharp object, such as a razor blade, pencil, or pocket knife. It might also include burning the skin or inserting objects under the skin, such as paper clips.”

Would California lawmakers pass laws ordering the California Department of Education to instruct teachers to withhold this information from parents, deferring to the need for teen privacy?

That is how demented AB 1955 is. AB 1955 “Prohibits an local educational agency, county office of education, charter schools, from enacting or enforcing policies or rules that require disclosure of a pupil’s gender identity, sexual orientation, or gender expression without the pupil’s consent, unless required by state or federal law.”

This is not a bill about questioning gay children “coming out” at school; this is a bill that is forcing parents out of the decision to begin puberty blockers for a gender-confused child – and puberty blockers are not reversible as they “block” puberty.

From the actual AB 1955 bill language:

  • LGBTQ+ pupils have the right to express themselves freely at school without fear, punishment, or retaliation, including that teachers or administrators might “out” them without their permission. Policies that require outing pupils without their consent violate pupils’ rights to privacy and self-determination.
  • Attacks on the rights, safety, and dignity of transgender, gender-expansive, and other LGBTQ+ youth continue to grow across the country, including here in California. These efforts are having a measurable impact on the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ pupils, and have led to a rise in bullying, harassment, and discrimination.
  • School policies that support LGBTQ+ pupils and their parents and families in working towards family acceptance on their own terms, without interference from teachers and school staff, build safety and trust within school communities.
  • Teachers and school staff can provide crucial support to LGBTQ+ young people and can play an important role in encouraging them to seek out appropriate resources and support.
  • An employee or a contractor of a school district, county office of education, charter school, or state special school for the blind or the deaf shall not be required to disclose any information related to a pupil’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression to any other person without the pupil’s consent unless otherwise required by state or federal law.
  • SEC. 6. Section 220.5 is added to the Education Code, to read: 220.5. (a) A school district, county office of education, charter school, state special school for the blind or the deaf, or a member of the governing board of a school district or county office of education or a member of the governing body of a charter school, shall not enact or enforce any policy, rule, or administrative regulation that would require an employee or a contractor to disclose any information related to a pupil’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression to any other person without the pupil’s consent, unless otherwise required by state or federal law.

Last year, the Globe reported Assembly Bill 665 by Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) would allow children as young as 12 years to consent to mental health treatment or counseling without parental approval or involvement, the Globe reported. Gov. Newsom signed AB 665 into law.

But Wendy Carrillo’s bill isn’t really about teen mental health, any more than AB 1955 is about LGBTQ children “coming out.”

The transgender lobby and transgender organizations are big business, and they are experimenting on children, and challenging constitutional protections of parental rights. They’ve done it before. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency paid the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles to conduct experiments on children, to determine whether exposure to diesel exhaust harms humans, by blowing diesel exhaust up the noses of the children, I reported in 2015.

Democrats in California are now in the business of creating a crisis, then providing perverted and distorted “solutions” in legislation designed to appear to help. However, there are very few things government does well, and California government leads the pack of incompetent governments.

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7 thoughts on “CA Senate Passes Bill to Replace Parents with State School Employees for ‘Gender Confused’ Students

  1. I cheered when I saw this outstanding and comprehensive article from Katy Grimes about this evil and sneaky legislation and all of its tentacles. We have plenty of evidence, including the story Katy Grimes broke in 2015 about experimentation on children with injected diesel exhaust to “learn about” harm to humans (see link above), to know that, as hard as it may be to believe, these people are often “up to no good,” even FAR BEYOND what we usually think of today when we hear that familiar phrase.

    Relieved to see California Family Council is ON this one, putting up their usual good fight, and to see Asm Jim Patterson’s fierce and outspoken opposition to it, calling it “evil,” which it is. Also good to remember that this has constitutional issues and that, should it pass and be signed (God forbid), the law will doubtless invite an avalanche of law suits from teachers and parents.

    As I understand it, this bill is back in the Assembly, and they definitely need to hear from us before it is too late. Perhaps we can nip this in the bud before it is passed, signed, THEN challenged in court and inundated with law suits. Please contact your assembly representative and strongly urge them to Vote NO on AB 1955 when it comes before them.

  2. Why would anyone at a school know what a childs sexual orientation is ?
    I thought that humans under the age of 18 are not sexual beings and that it is a crime to talk to children about sex.
    Also, when did schools become a safe place to let your schoolmates know anything about yourself?
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    1. Such good points you made, Mary. And the data at the end of the link you provided is scary stuff, especially presented visually the way it was, and continuing to go UP.

  3. Somehow me sending an email to my Assemblymen Ash Kalra chair of the progressive caucus seems rather useless, such is the sad state of affairs in my district. John Laird my state Senator was a yes vote in the assembly.

  4. Parents please pull your children out of California government schools. This is a communist tactic now codified by this evil state legislature! They now own your children! It is so evil and twisted.

    The following link is a true warning of what will happen to children in this state with the exception of being transported to Canada!
    A Montana family found out a counselor at their school was helping their daughter transition without their knowledge when they refused to use the preferred pronouns the daughter was removed from their home.
    This is happening even in traditionally conservative states.


  5. And they wonder why public-school enrollment in California is at all-time lows. Laws like these will eventually be struck down in the courts because numerous cases have affirmed that parents have a right to being involved in all aspects of their child’s life. The Dems only create and pass these laws to prove to the Rainbow Soup lobby that they are good little groomers so that the campaign contributions will keep on flowing.

  6. Question: when state school employees take over making decisions for their student, in lieu of parents, will they also assume the responsibility to feed, clothe and house these students?

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