VA Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban Including 'Misgendering' as Child Abuse After Officials Kept Girl from Parents

Virginia Republican state Delegate Dave LaRock introduced legislation last week to ensure parents cannot be charged with child abuse if they do not recognize their children’s decision to identify as a gender different from their sex.

H.B. 2432, also known as Sage’s Law, “clarifies, in the definition of the term ‘abused or neglected child,’ that in no event shall referring to and raising the child in a manner consistent with the child’s biological sex, including related mental health or medical decisions, be considered abuse or neglect.”

The bill also requires school officials to contact at least one parent if they have reason to believe the student is identifying as a gender other than his or her own.

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