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Eugene

(61,825 posts)
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 01:18 PM Feb 9

Kansas' AG is telling schools they must out trans kids to parents, even with no specific law

Source: Associated Press

Kansas’ AG is telling schools they must out trans kids to parents, even with no specific law

BY JOHN HANNA AND GEOFF MULVIHILL
Updated 12:10 PM EST, February 9, 2024

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ attorney general is telling public schools they’re required to tell parents their children are transgender or non-binary even if they’re not out at home, though Kansas is not among the states with a law that explicitly says to do that.

Republican Kris Kobach’s action was his latest move to restrict transgender rights, following his successful efforts last year to temporarily block Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration from changing the listings for sex on transgender people’s birth certificates and driver’s licenses to reflect their gender identities. It’s also part of a trend of GOP attorneys general asserting their authority in culture war issues without a specific state law.

Kobach maintains that failing to disclose when a child is socially transitioning or identifying as non-binary at school violates a parents’ rights. He sent letters in December to six school districts and the state association for local school board members, then followed up with a public statement Thursday after four districts, all in northeast Kansas, didn’t rewrite their policies.

The Kansas attorney general’s letters to superintendents of three Kansas City-area districts, Topeka’s superintendent and the Kansas Association of School Boards accused them of having “surrendered to woke gender ideology.” His letters didn’t say what he would do if they didn’t specifically require teachers and administrators to out transgender and non-binary students.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/forced-outing-transgender-students-public-schools-kansas-298ea48402fc70ed4363ff271b7235ba

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Kansas' AG is telling schools they must out trans kids to parents, even with no specific law (Original Post) Eugene Feb 9 OP
IF parents aren't paying enough attention that they notice such things, Attilatheblond Feb 9 #1
The longer I live, the more I despise so-called conservatives. They are evil. walkingman Feb 9 #2
Right? Chi67 Feb 9 #3
Sticking it to anyone who they think is not like them. OldBaldy1701E Feb 9 #4

Attilatheblond

(2,143 posts)
1. IF parents aren't paying enough attention that they notice such things,
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 01:22 PM
Feb 9

Perhaps the Kansas AG and General BusyBody should be considering looking into the societal problem of parental neglect.

This weird man seems hell bent on building some MAGA/Christofascist creds with crap he knows will get national news coverage. Must be planning for a run at federal office?

Chi67

(1,064 posts)
3. Right?
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 01:33 PM
Feb 9

At this point I can find no redeeming qualities. What do they stand for except hurting people, even kids?

OldBaldy1701E

(5,102 posts)
4. Sticking it to anyone who they think is not like them.
Fri Feb 9, 2024, 05:20 PM
Feb 9

Conformity is their middle name after all. They disgust me on an hourly basis. But not as much as those who keep voting them into office. 'Revulsion' is too tame of a word to use.

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