Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton introduced a bill on Thursday that would prevent K-12 schools from overturning parents’ authority over their children when it comes to gender identities and gender changes.
Titled Empower Parents to Protect Their Kids Act, the measure would also give parents the power to sue schools that violate the act by hiding or withholding information about their child’s transition.
In a statement, Cotton said, “Schools should never be allowed to impose radical, harmful ideologies on children—especially without parents’ knowledge and consent. My bill will protect students and ensure that parents are in control of their children’s education.”
“Schools must remain institutions of education, not indoctrination camps where minors are manipulated and brainwashed,” he added.
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