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Proposal in Arizona would require parental consent for school workers to use pronouns that differ from a student's biological sex

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Arizona state senator-elect John Kavanagh, a Republican who is currently a state representative, is pushing a measure that would require parents to provide permission in order for school employees to refer to a student using pronouns that do not match that student's biological sex.

"An employee or independent contractor of a school district or charter school may not knowingly address, identify or refer to a student who is under eighteen years of age by a pronoun that differs from the pronoun that aligns with the student's biological sex unless the school district or charter school receives written permission from the student's parent," the legislation states.

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