The New Hampshire legislature is considering four bills that would provide protection to families from the growing progressive impetus to indoctrinate the state’s youth into LGBT ideology.
Two of the measures would create a Parent’s Bill of Rights, giving parents more say over what children are taught at school and the activities they are required to participate in, reports the AP.
School districts around the country have been under fire for pushing policies that conceal from parents matters pertaining to their child’s mental health, especially related to sexual identity and gender confusion.
They’re also taking heat for allowing activists to actively recruit students into LGBT extra-curricular clubs and hiding that information from parents.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has spent more than $85 million since 2018 helping schools start LGBT clubs, according to CDC documents.
A number of states, such as Arizona, have passed parental rights laws that impose penalties on government entities that try to either “usurp” parental rights or lie to parents about what’s happening with their kids at school.
The proposed New Hampshire laws similarly protect the rights of parents.
“They cannot lie to a parent,” Sen. Sharon Carson, R-District 14, sponsor of the bill told the Senate Education Committee, according to the AP.
“What lesson are you teaching a child when you say that it’s OK to lie to your parents? As a parent, I find that appalling,” Carson added.
Two other bills address the growing controversy of gender transitions for kids. Some youth are experiencing increasing pressure from schools and health care providers to make life-altering medical decisions prior to becoming an adult – often without parental consent.
One proposed bill would define transitioning kids before adulthood as “child abuse,” the AP reports. The other bill would ban transitions for minors and prohibit schools from indoctrinating kids about gender identity.
Opponents of cross-sex treatments note the recency of the phenomena of transgendered youth and the lack of long-term studies on the subject.
“If it turns out that this gender-affirming care is the best thing for our children, then prove it, and then it will be so,” Rep. Terry Roy, R-District 31, told the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee.
“But if it can’t be proven, then we need to put a pause on it before we do damage to our children that we cannot repair,” Roy concluded.