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California state lawmaker Corey Jackson, a Democrat, has claimed that a school district's policy that requires parental notification when a student seeks to be recognized as a member of the opposite sex is a Christian nationalist power grab.
The Golden State has launched a legal challenge against Chino Valley Unified School District's commonsense policy, and Jackson is cheering on the move.
"I want to thank @AGRobBonta for leading on this issue," Jackson wrote, referring to California Attorney General Rob Bonta. "We must protect our most vulnerable LGBTQ children. This has nothing to do with parent rights, but everything to do with a Christian nationalists movement who is trying to gain political power by attacking minority groups."
The policy requires schools to notify parents within three days of learning that a student has asked "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 school learns that a student is using restrooms or participating in athletic activities that do not match the student's sex.
Bonta has described the policy as "destructive," "discriminatory," and "dangerous."
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.