Ohio Considering Bill Requiring Teachers and Doctors to Out Transgender Children

by Admin on July 11, 2018

Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would force teachers and doctors to out transgender or suspected transgender children to their parents.

The proposed law, which has been heavily criticized by the LGBTQ community, argues that parents have the right to know if their son or daughter has been questioning their gender identity.

If adults who work with children, from teachers and doctors to psychiatrists and counselors, don’t inform the parents, they would a fourth-degree felony under the controversial law.

“If a government agent or entity has knowledge that a child under its care or supervision has exhibited symptoms of gender dysphoria or otherwise demonstrates a desire to be treated in a manner opposite of the child’s biological sex, the government agent or entity with knowledge of that circumstance shall immediately notify, in writing, each of the child’s parents and the child’s guardian or custodian,” the bill says.

The bill, introduced by two Republicans, will be up for consideration in the fall.

Read the full story here.

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