Missouri Teachers Facing Felony Over Supporting Student’s Transition?!

(TheConservativeTimes.org) – A new bill passed in Missouri will make it a felony offense for school teachers or counselors to support or contribute to the social transitioning of a transgender minor.

The law, referred to as House Bill 2885, says that social transitioning is when an individual adopts a name, pronouns, and gender expression that doesn’t match their assigned sex at birth. This would mean that a teacher or counselor who provided support whether it be “material, information, or other resources” could face four years in prison and have to register as a sex offender.

The bill is in the early stages of consideration and is passing through the Legislature. Republican State Representative Jamie Gragg, who is a sponsor of the bill, said that it would most likely apply to the inclusion of any LGBTQ-related items as well like books and signs.

Missouri has been a state that has pushed for many different LGBTQ-targeted laws and bills. Currently. The Missouri Legislature is currently looking through 35 different bills that would directly affect the LGBTQ community.

Gragg said that the bill was brought up by parents “who are frustrated with things that kids are being taught in school.”

“This is to put the social learning development of our children back in the hands of the parents,” Gragg said.

Social transitioning allows people to play around with how they express themselves. Experts have also said that social transitioning had “positive and immediate” benefits on child development including effects on their mood and self-esteem.

Transgender children make up 1.4% of all of the teen population, according to an analysis done by the UCLA School of Law.

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