CALL TO ACTION: Urge Senator Gruters to schedule the hearing for SB 1834 now

Today numerous school districts in Florida are encouraging gender dysphoria in very young children and then hiding their handiwork from parents by creating a dual system of identities (one identity in school for the confused student with teachers and students and a separate identity based on the biological sex of the child when communicating with the parents.)

There is well documented evidence of this in the recent Clay County situation where a 12 year old girl tried repeatedly to hang herself (see article “Insane! Florida School Counseled A 12-Year-Old Girl Affirming Her Transgender Identity And Parents Weren’t Aware Of It Until Their Daughter Tried To Commit Suicide”). This dual personality approach is also evident in Leon, Lee and Collier County and most likely much more widespread.

Senate Bill SB 1834 and its House counterpart (HB 1557) address this issue. House bill HB 1557 is moving forward, but Senator Gruters has not yet scheduled SB 1834 for a fair earing. These companion bills:

  1. Prohibit school districts from using this dual identity process but also gives parents a legal recourse.
  2. Reinforce the fundamental right of parents to make 8 decisions regarding the upbringing and control of their children.
  3. Prohibit school district personnel from discouraging or prohibiting parental notification and involvement in critical decisions affecting a student’s mental, emotional, or physical well-being.
  4. Authorize a parent to bring an action against a school district to obtain a declaratory judgment that a school district procedure or practice violates certain provisions of law and provides for the additional award of injunctive relief, damages, and reasonable attorney fees and court costs.

We know Senator Gruters is a champion for protecting children so scheduling SB 1834 for a timely and fair hearing should be an easy call.

ACTION

Send the action alert petition (below) urging Senator Gruters to schedule SB 1834 NOW for a hearing.

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