VA Democrat Introduces Bill Criminalizing Parents Who Don't Affirm Their Child's Gender Identity

Brittany M. Hughes | October 14, 2022
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There's crazy - and then there's rabidly leftist, LGBTQ mafia crazy. And it takes liberals' war against families who a whole new level of insane.

Virginia parents could soon face misdemeanor or even felony child abuse charges for not affirming their kid’s gender identity, thanks to at least one Democrat in the state legislature.

Delegate Elizabeth Guzman (D) has reintroduced a bill originally proposed in 2020 in the Virginia House that would expand the state's definition of "child abuse" to include not affirming a child's gender identity or sexual orientation, threatening parents who go against the left's LGBTQ line - even in their own homes - with criminal charges. Guzman, who represents Virginia's 31st District comprising parts of Prince William and Fauquier counties, said she intentionally filed the bill in response to Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new policy stating that public school employees can’t hide information about a student’s gender identity with their parents, and must disclose any changes to a child's name, pronouns, or preferred gender with parents before implementing those changes at school.

Guzman told local reporters that under her new legislation, parents would be investigated by the police and the state’s Child Protective Services agency if they're suspected of not “affirming” their child’s preferred gender or sexuality, bragging that even that investigation by itself could ruin a person's employment or education opportunities.

The clear implication? Raise your kids how the We the State tell you, or we'll destroy your life - and, effectively, the lives of anyone living in your home, including the kids Guzman is claiming to protect.

WJLA reports:

“What could the penalties be if the investigation concludes that a parent is not affirming of their LGBTQ child? What could the consequences be?” 7News WJLA-TV Reporter Nick Minock asked Guzman on Thursday.

“Well, we first have to complete an investigation,” Guzman answered. “It could be a felony, it could be a misdemeanor, but we know that CPS charge could harm your employment, could harm their education, because nowadays many people do a CPS database search before offering employment.”

The leftist lawmaker then suggested that because not affirming a child's gender identity is tantamount to abuse, the only parents who could possibly have a problem with her proposal are abusive ones, openly stating the law is there to "tell you the do's and don'ts" of how to raise your own kids.

Related: Richmond Schools Reject Youngkin's Policy For Parental Voice In Education

“This is not a bill that will agitate parents because we haven’t seen any parents to come against it,” she went on, adding that the new law would be “educating parents, because the law tells you the do's and don’ts. So this law is telling you do not abuse your children because they are LGBTQ.”

Guzman even claimed that the Bible supports bills like hers because Scripture “says to accept everyone for who they are” – an incorrect claim with which many theologians would easily take issue.

“The Bible says to accept everyone for who they are,” she claimed. “So that's what I tell them when they asked me that question, and that's what I will continue to tell people. You know, we all have a commitment to God And for those believers out there, we know that there's life after life, and there is going to be a conversation between that person and God and that's what we're after, to go by what the Bible says. It is not my job to judge anyone. It is my job to help people.”

Actually, it's Guzman's job to represent the people who elected her while abiding by the state Constitution which, notably, does not allow for the government to prosecute families for how they raise their own children.