The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference Joins with a Coalition of Other Organizations and Individuals to Support
the LET KIDS BE KIDS ACT and SAVE GIRLS SPORTS ACT
What is the Proposed Legislation and Why is it Needed?
The LET KIDS BE KIDS ACT would require school districts to notify parents if their child expressed a desire to identify as a gender that conflicts with their biological sex. Current state guidelines, never discussed or approved by the legislature, do not require such notification if the child opposes it. Public school policy is one of immediate affirmation of the student's desired gender identity, even if parents learn of the gender transition and oppose it. This policy applies from elementary school through high school. The proposed legislation would also require parents to be notified when the student encounters other distressing situations in school so they can be fully involved in their child's life.
The SAVE GIRL SPORTS ACT would allow school districts to have boys only and girls only teams based on biological sex. The issue of biological boys playing on girls teams due to the fact that they identify as a girl has created great controversy in school sports. The legislature should take action for several reasons to preserve girls sport in our state.
View the February 14, 2024 press Conference held by the coalition to learn more about the issues by clicking here
Read more on this legislation by going to Letkidsbekidsct.org
|Click here to send an email to the leaders of the Education Committee asking for a public hearing on this proposals.
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