Virginia Bill Would Charge Parents for Not Affirming LGBTQ Children
A Virginia legislator has proposed a bill that would add parents who refuse to affirm their child's gender identity or sexual orientation to the state's definition of child abuse and neglect.
Democrat Virginia Delegate Elizabeth Guzman told ABC affiliate 7News that she decided to introduce the bill after Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration released guidelines limiting what teams transgender students can compete on and increasing the parental consent requirements for students who wish to change their name or preferred pronouns.
"If the child shares with those mandated reporters, what they are going through,...