Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 30, 2023 / 15:34 pm
The attorney general of California announced a lawsuit against a Southern California school district over its policy calling for parents to be notified if their child seeks to change his or her gender identity, calling it a “forced outing” rule that puts students in danger.
The policy requires schools in the district to inform parents when their child seeks to use a different name or pronoun from the ones listed on the child’s birth certificate. The rule, Policy 5020.1, was passed earlier this year by the school district’s board of education.
Bonta brought the lawsuit due to what he said was the board’s “wrongfully and unconstitutionally discriminating against and violating the privacy rights of LGBTQ+ students.”