Governor Gavin Newsom (D) said this week that parents shouldn’t worry about California’s rules that say schools can’t tell parents when their kids say they want to change their gender.
California has an intense dispute going on about this problem. Newsom’s admin. has filed suit against a school district in Chino Valley, Riverside County, which recently passed a family notice policy by a vote of 4-1.
At the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Newsom made an appearance in the spin room following the second Republican presidential primary debate. Before being asked a question by Breitbart News, he spoke negatively about the candidates on stage.
“Why should parents not be aware if their children are transitioning while at school?” asked Breitbart News.
Newsom: “That’s a weird thing—you’re talking about 1% of the people in the world. Even though climate change will affect everyone, it didn’t even come up, and we’re discussing trans issues?”
Broadcast News: “This is a problem in California.”
“It’s a big deal for parents,” said the other reporter.
“This has become a front-and-center issue for America.”
“Why should parents not know?” asked Breitbart News.
Newsom: “It’s the greatest distraction. It’s a standard and one of the best ways to get distracted. One percent of the people who live in the United States. These kids only want to live.”
The Breitbart News asked, “Why can’t their parents know?”
“The kids only want to live,” Newsom said. “And we’re arguing about trans issues? In Reagan’s library? You should feel embarrassed.”
84% of California voters agree with parental notice laws, according to a new Rasmussen study. The government says that these rules violate kids’ rights because they could lead to bullying at school.
At the beginning of the month, Newsom said that Republicans had “ginned up” parents who were concerned about the problem.