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Sign at parent rally, CA State Capitol. (Photo: Katy Grimes for California Globe)

Capitol Rally: Parental Rights Don’t End at California’s Classroom Doors

Three statewide ballot initiatives have been filed to secure parental rights, save girls’ sports, and protect children from sexual mutilation

By Katy Grimes, August 28, 2023 8:15 pm

California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a lawsuit Monday to immediately stop the Chino Valley Unified School District from “outing” transgender students to their parents. What is Bonta’s justification? He claims the policy “violates the California Constitution and state laws safeguarding civil rights, and has already caused and is threatening to cause LGBTQ+ students with further mental, emotional, psychological and potential physical harm.”

Bonta’s lawsuit is just the latest dubious attempt by California state officials to run roughshod over parental rights, as well as rejecting parents’ concerns for the health and welfare of their own children. Here is his video announcement – be sure to watch the entire press conference. It is noteworthy that Bonta prioritizes children’s desire “to be yourself, be who you are,” and “as their authentic selves,” over their adult parents’s concerns and authority.

If this was law when I was a kid, would my tomboy phase have teachers and school authorities whisk me away, unbeknownst to my parents, for counseling sessions convincing me that I really was a boy inside? I didn’t question my gender at age 11 – I just played a lot of sports and got into fights – something I grew out of fairly quickly.

ProtectKidsCA.com rally at California Capitol. (Photo: Katy Grimes for California Globe)

Earlier this month, the Globe reported that AG Bonta opened an investigation into the Chino Valley Unified School District, which authorized notification to parents if a child starts to identify as a different gender. Bonta claims he “has a substantial interest in protecting the legal rights, physical safety, and mental health of children in California schools.”

There are California school districts which have secretly transitioned students without notifying their parents. With more and more cases of these secret transitioning cases, Assemblymen Bill Essayli (R-Corona) and James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) authored AB 1314 to legally solidify that a parent or guardian has the right to be notified in writing within 3 days from the date any teacher, counselor, or employee of the school becomes aware that a pupil is identifying at school as a gender that does not align with the child’s sex on their birth certificate. AB 1314 would have reaffirmed parental rights, but Democrats in the California Legislature killed the bill in the Assembly Education Committee by denying even a hearing on the proposed legislation. Specifically, Committee Chairman Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) refused to allow the bill to be heard.

This is now standard operating procedure in California under the Democrat Supermajority – policy bills and political ideology they oppose is denied the Legislative Committee process. And then they bring out the hammer – the Attorney General – to insure their policies are followed, even if these policies harm children and destroy families.

Many California elected School Boards have argued that parents have the right to know, and passed policies supporting parental rights.

ProtectKidsCA.com just announced today at a Capitol rally that three ballot initiatives have been filed with the  Attorney General to:

  • Stop schools from keeping secrets from patents
  • Protect girls’ sports and spaces
  • Protect kids from sterilization and mutilation

Protectkidsca.com reports really strong polling, with 68% of California voters supporting schools notifying parents of kids wanting to socially transition at school.


Chloe Cole. (Photo: Katy Grimes for California Globe)

Assemblyman Essayli spoke at the rally. “Who gets to raise the next generation of kids,” he asked. He added that government has no right to withhold the information that a child was struggling with gender dysphoria, from parents. He also noted that the overwhelming majority of kids do not go through with hormone sterilization or mutilating surgeries as they enter adulthood.

Chloe Cole, a 19-year-old “former trans kid” who testified in front of Congress last October about her horrid trans journey, “de-transitioned after undergoing years of puberty blockers and an irreversible double mastectomy at the age of 15,” Catholic News Agency reported. “Cole was just 11 years old when she was first exposed to gender ideology through online platforms.”

Cole told the crowd at Monday’s rally that doctors experimented on her, performing a mastectomy to remove her breasts. She also said Gavin Newsom laughed at the loss of her breasts. “It hurts.”  Cole said the sexual transitioning of children needs to stop. “You don’t want your sons and daughters to end up like me,” Cole said. “I have to wear bandages on my chest so the skin grafting of my nipples don’t leak fluid and blood onto my clothes.”

Jonathan Zachreson, founder of Reopen California Schools and Students First co-founder, elected to the Roseville City School District Board of Trustees in November 2022, also spoke at the parent rally. “Please do not let your family become victims of this.” Zachreson said if all 546,651 certified signatures are collected, the ballot initiatives will be on the November 2024.

Details about the three initiatives are here.

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2 thoughts on “Capitol Rally: Parental Rights Don’t End at California’s Classroom Doors

  1. Beyond glad — actually quite moved and relieved —- to see this fine hands-on coverage of action and resistance in Sacramento on the Capitol steps against our state “leadership’s” insane and unacceptable position, which is the POLAR OPPOSITE of the truth of this matter. If you watch AG Bonta’s repellent press conference you will find yourself completely puzzled that ANYONE in a position of leadership, even AG Rob Bonta and even in California, somehow manages to twist himself into a netherworld resident capable of uttering such false-on-their-face statements with the self-righteous arrogance of a preposterous diabolical movie villain. For political gain? What? How can that be? But I guess as an acolyte of Gavin Newsom he has learned that lies and backward-talk works, and the more absurd and crazy-making, the better. Did I really see that Gavin Newsom was reported to have “laughed as the loss of Chloe Cole’s breasts?” If that monstrous reaction doesn’t make you grit your teeth in fury and outrage, nothing will.

    Was glad to see the polling that confirmed overwhelming support for the stance and work of Protect Kids CA. I’m sure readers here knew that would be true without even seeing the numbers. Of course we know the public is bound to welcome and support the coming ballot initiatives. Such a boost to see that activity! And it is so wonderful to see here the work and presence of Protect Kids CA, as well as Asms Bill Essayli and James Gallagher, the admirable and magnificent Chloe Cole, Jonathan Zachreson, the stalwart parents and others attending this rally, and of course the amazing Katy Grimes for covering it all.

  2. Gimme a minute to clear all the *bad* words screaming around in my head…
    How arrogant must a state’s Attorney General be to sue a school district because the district allows parents to know what their kids are up to?
    California has become hellscape of leftist landmines waiting to be triggered.

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