Concerned Garndparent-needs revision
While I do not believe the state has the right to take the decision about gender issues away from the parent, I can understand the concern in the schools. The ultimate responsibility for children, should always be with the parent, not the sate/school. I do not support this bill as written as I think it will create more confusion for children in our communities. I do think children that are suffering with gender dysphoria need support and this should be something that is address with parents and schools in partnership. However, by creating confusion and chaos for all other children in the school system by allowing the use of bathrooms and dressing rooms by anyone and making children and educators subjected to disciplinary action for not using a specific pronoun is not the way to solve this issue. People have the right to identify however they want but all others should not be punished or subjected to disciplinary action or forced to not honor their their religious beliefs because of the beliefs of a few. If a child is being bullied or made fun of because of gender issues, then disciplinary action is appropriate but not just because of using the wrong "pronoun." I strongly disapprove of this bill. It needs major revision to address the issue and I don't know what the answer is but this is bill is not the answer.