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California Attorney General Rob Bonta, a Democrat, has announced a legal challenge against a Chino Valley Unified School District policy that requires schools to notify parents if their child seeks to identify as a member of the opposite sex.
The commonsense policy stipulates that schools must inform parents within three days of learning that a student is seeking to be recognized as a gender that does not match their birth certificate or other official records.
The policy states that the parent must be notified if a student asks "to be identified or treated, as a gender ... other than the student's biological sex or gender listed on the student's birth certificate or any other official records. This includes any request by the student to use a name that differs from their legal name (other than a commonly recognized diminutive of the child's legal name) or to use pronouns that do not align with the student's biological sex or gender listed on the student's birth certificate or other official records."
Parental notification is likewise required if the student uses a restroom designated for members of the opposite sex, or participates in athletic activities meant for members of the opposite gender.
Bonta blasted the policy as "destructive," "discriminatory," and "dangerous," and said that the policy "tramples on students' rights." He said that the policy "has already harmed and continues to threaten their mental, emotional, and physical well being." He described it as "a forced-outing policy."
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.