A kindergarten teacher in Sacramento, California staged a “transition ceremony” for a five-year-old boy who was curious about being a girl. The ceremony to make the child transgender was kept from parents of children in the class, who were left confused and scared that they would change genders as well.
The incident occurred at Rocklin Academy in Sacramento just before the summer break. An unidentified teacher staged the ceremony after learning a five-year-old boy in her class wanted to “identify” as a girl. After giving the children a lesson on transgenderism, the teacher allowed the boy to leave class and re-enter dressed as a girl. The teacher reintroduced the student as a girl with a new name, and instructed classmates to refer to him by his new name and gender.
The principal and superintendent insist the school did not have to inform parents of what happened, and claimed that according to California law, they could be sued if they did not acknowledge and accommodate the child’s transgender status.
Now, the ones looking to legal action are the parents who were not informed of what their children would be subjected to. Several of the young girls told their parents that they were afraid they were going to turn into boys.
LifeSiteNews reported on the incident, which included reading books about children transitioning.
Parents only found out what happened from their kids, says Jonathan Keller of the California Family Council, a Focus on the Family-founded group that’s advising parents.
During the lesson on the second-to-last day before summer break, the teacher read two books, “I am Jazz” and “The Red Crayon,” that purport to explain “transgenderism” to children aged four to eight, Fox40News reported.
“I am Jazz” is particularly explicit, beginning “From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body.”
That left a number of kids “really deeply emotionally bothered and traumatized,” Keller said.
“There were several of the little girls that went to their parents and were crying and saying, ‘mommy or daddy, am I going to turn into a boy?’”
California state law not only protects gender identity expression, parents do not have to be told if their child is subjected to it. According to Life Site News:
District Superintendent Robin Stout told Fox40News that parents were not notified because kids can’t opt out of gender identity and expression lessons.
The school board also held a special session on the matter on July 31, which included a presentation on California law by Young, Minney & Corr law firm that echoed Stout’s assertions.
According to that presentation, since January 2016, state law allows parents to only opt their children out of sex education.
“Diversity and tolerance curricula are not ‘sex education,’” it emphasized.
“California law explicitly provides that ‘instruction or materials that discuss gender, sexual orientation, or family life and do not discuss human reproductive organs and their functions’ are not subject to the parental notice and opt-out laws.’”
Moreover, a student has the “right to self-identify” and “a right to the use of his or her preferred pronoun at school and in class.”
To not comply intentionally with this is “considered gender identity harassment,” the law firm asserted.
It is not clear if the “girl” is returning for the new school year and still identifies as a girl.
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H/T: Daily Wire