Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a bill Tuesday to prevent schools from keeping a child’s gender transition from their parents.
The Parental Rights Over the Education and Care of Their (PROTECT) Kids Act would require schools that receive federal funding to obtain parents’ permission before changing a student’s gender pronouns or preferred name on a school form, or allowing that student to use locker rooms or bathrooms that comport with their selected gender identity.
“Schools exist to educate children — not indoctrinate them. And a quality education requires input from those who know children best: their parents,” Scott said in a statement announcing the bill. “Sadly, radical and secretive gender policies have shut parents out of the conversation and broken their trust. My bill will safeguard parental rights,