“I would never allow my children to have play dates at the homes of parents who have allowed their children to pick their gender. Such an easy way to identify adult predators,” she tweeted.
The topic has been divisive one for years.
In March, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisigned the Parental Rights in Education bill—known by critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill—into law. At the time, DeSantis claimed parents’ rights have been “increasingly ignored,” when it comes to the issue of gender.
The bill HB will prohibit any “classroom instruction” involving “sexual orientation or gender identity” through the third grade. Any discussions past third grade must be conducted “in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate.”
The bill faced a heavy backlash:
This week, a more restrictive Louisiana bill was shot down by a state House committee. The bill went a step further than Florida’s legislation, making it illegal for teachers to ask students to refer to them by gender-related titles like “Mr.,” “Ms.” or “Mrs.”
Across the water, some countries have taken the opposite approach.
Earlier this year, Scotland passed legislation which allowed children as young as four can “explore their own gender” without the consent of their parents.