Today’s ‘Progressive Gender Bender’ award goes to the Canadian provincial government in Ontario for passing a new law that allows for the arrest of parents who refuse to accept their child’s ‘gender identity’.
And, no, this isn’t a story from The Onion. That’s right, folks.
In Ontario, if Dad tells his son he cannot wear a dress to school, he’s subject to arrest because he’s “abusing his child.”
And if you think it’s just Canada, these arguments are already being made on the east and west coasts in the US of A.
Look for similar proposals to issue forth soon from places like Berkeley, CA or Boulder, CO or Burlington, VT.
Here’s more from Heatstreet…
A Canadian province has passed a law that gives rights to the government to take away children from families that don’t accept their kid’s chosen “gender identity” or “gender expression”.
The law, which replaces old laws governing child protection, foster care and adoption services, instructs all child services and judges, to take into consideration a child’s “race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, family diversity, disability, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.”
Minister of Child and Family Services Michael Coteau, who introduced the bill, said “I would consider that a form of abuse, when a child identifies one way and a caregiver is saying no, you need to do this differently.”
“If it’s abuse, and if it’s within the definition, a child can be removed from that environment and placed into protection where the abuse stops.”
The old law used to allow parents to “direct the child’s education and religious upbringing.” The new bill, however, amends such rights of the parents.
It now emphasizes a child’s “identity and allows parents only to “direct the child or young person’s education and upbringing, in accordance with the child’s or young person’s creed, community identity and cultural identity.”