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Eugene

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Sat Mar 2, 2024, 08:23 AM Mar 2

x-posted from GD: A New Bill Could Allow Kentucky to Take Custody of Kids Using the Wrong School Bathroom

Earlier DU thread: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218735547

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A New Bill Could Allow Kentucky to Take Custody of Kids Using the Wrong School Bathroom

Proposed legislation would allow the state to charge parents with neglect for breaking school rules.

BY SAMANTHA RIEDEL
March 1, 2024

Kentucky Republicans have introduced a bill that one activist and legislative researcher says could charge the parents of transgender children with neglect, and even deny them custody, if their child uses a school bathroom that matches their gender identity.

House Bill 747 would change the definition of educational neglect under Kentucky law to include “a parent's failure to properly supervise, instruct, train, or control his or her child” if that “failure” is a significant factor in why a child broke a school rule. As Virginia-based researcher and activist Allison Chapman first noted on social media, should HB 747 become law, this could result in trans minors being taken away from their families if they use a school bathroom that does not match their sex assigned at birth.

That kind of “disruptive” bathroom use is prohibited in Kentucky thanks to another Republican bill, SB 150, which became law last year. That law, which the ACLU of Kentucky called “one of the worst anti-trans bills in the country,” set in place broad restrictions on gender-affirming medical care for trans youth. It also established school and public restroom bans, and prevents schools from requiring that anyone use “pronouns that do not conform to a student's biological sex.”

HB 747 was introduced on February 26 by Republican Rep. Jason Petrie, who has held office since 2017 and also voted in favor of SB 150. Petrie’s bill builds on that law by allowing officials to bring “abuse or neglect” charges against parents whose trans children violate SB 150’s bathroom ban. According to Kentucky state law, a parent or guardian found culpable for child neglect can lose custody temporarily or permanently. As of February 29, the bill was under consideration in the House Appropriations & Revenue Committee, of which Petrie is also the chair.

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Read more: https://www.them.us/story/new-bill-could-allow-kentucky-take-custody-kids-using-wrong-school-bathroom

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x-posted from GD: A New Bill Could Allow Kentucky to Take Custody of Kids Using the Wrong School Bathroom (Original Post) Eugene Mar 2 OP
A Two Edged Sword! OldBaldy1701E Mar 2 #1

OldBaldy1701E

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1. A Two Edged Sword!
Sat Mar 2, 2024, 05:22 PM
Mar 2
House Bill 747 would change the definition of educational neglect under Kentucky law to include “a parent's failure to properly supervise, instruct, train, or control his or her child”


This is stupid. And, I cannot see it standing up to the first court case against it, since it says 'properly supervise, instruct, train, or control his or her child', but what are those 'supervision' parameters, what are those 'instructions', what specific 'training', and what parameters of 'control'? But, if it does make to through, I cannot wait to watch those rethugs backpedal once people start using that law to charge these same rethugs' offspring when their spoiled little asses run wild. I can't wait to see it. Just as all the IVF clinics should close down until GA removes their stupid shiat, so should KY start lining up the court cases against prominent GOP members whose kids are out of control. (Because they usually are.)
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