On Monday, the Attorney General of California, Rob Bonta filed a lawsuit against the Chino school district over “the parental notification” policy that was adopted to let parents know if their children request to be “identified or treated” as a gender other than the one on their birth certificate or biological sex.
Bonta claimed that notifying the parents would put children who are gender nonconforming in “danger of imminent, irreparable harm,” by outing them to their parents. He claimed the children affected “are in real fear that the district’s policy would force them to make a choice: either ‘walk back’ their constitutionally and statutorily protected rights to gender identity and gender expression, or face the risk of emotional, physical and psychological harm from non-affirming or unaccepting parents or guardians.”
Put another way. California children are deeply afraid of their own conservative parents, who are prone to physically harming them, or otherwise abusing them psychologically or emotionally. The parents, these evil conservative parents are presumed by the state to be guilty of being the worst intolerant being imaginable, and it is up to good liberal Democrats like AG Bonta, Governor Gavin Newsom, and the rest of the Uber-liberal Democrats in the state to take over the role of parents and protect these children from their monstrous parents.
Never mind the idea that notifying parents their children are having “identity issues,” might be an incentive for those parents to address the state of mind their children are manifesting. According to the state AG, and the assorted liberals who run the state, those parents although responsible for their minor children, cannot be trusted to act in ways that are in their own children’s mental health interest.
The Los Angeles Times reports that 49,000 California youth between 13 and 17 years old have identified as being transgendered. That represents 1.9% of the total age population, according to a UCLA School of Law, the Williams Institute.
Dig in. This could be a long court case, which might wind up in the Supreme Court one day. And of course, this being California, there is every chance that the state courts could rule in favor of the Attorney General and the liberal elites who run things.
But there is one pathway open to parents and the school board of Chino if they lose the lawsuit. They could declare themselves a “sanctuary city” for parents’ rights, and simply ignore the state law. California, after all, was one of the first states that saw the rise of “sanctuary cities,” when the issue of obeying federal immigration law was the flashpoint. The “sanctuary city” model was so widely successful, that the state adopted it.
Maybe it’s time to fight fire – with fire.