According to a document published Thursday, August 12, Scottish children can change their gender from the age of 4 without parental consent, the Telegraph reported.
The Scottish government created the 70-page document as a way of LGBT “inclusion.” It tells teachers to ask pupils for their new names and pronouns, rather than questioning or probing further.
According to the new guidance, “A transgender young person may not have told their family about their gender identity,” justifying such action with the following text “Inadvertent disclosure could cause needless stress for the young person or could put them at risk and breach legal requirements. Therefore, it is best to not share information with parents or carers without considering and respecting the young person’s views and rights.”
In this way, the government would be deciding how to educate and train a child behind the back of the parents’ thoughts or ideas on the matter.
In addition, the document suggests that “transgender” students can choose the bathroom or locker room they want to use, which could represent a danger for females, because in high schools, there are students from pre-adolescence to adolescents over 18 years old.
In July, the Scottish Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, said that they are already considered one of the most progressive countries in Europe, according to Newsweek.
This new guide generated rejection in many sectors. The co-director of the campaign group For Women Scotland, Marion Calder, considers that “This is really, really worrying,” she added “It used to be commonly understood that children should be able to play and experiment with gender roles, with clothing, their likes and dislikes.”, but now she understands that children are being encouraged to make changes at a medical level for the rest of their lives.
In light of this situation where children are being encouraged to undergo sex-change surgery, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) recently declared that sex-change surgery on children constitutes child abuse.
The ruling, signed by DFPS Director Jaime Masters, was in response to Gov. Greg Abbott’s Aug. 6 request that the agency charged with protecting children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect or exploitation, clarify the issue as interpreted by current Texas law.
“Subjecting a child to genital mutilation through reassignment surgery creates a “genuine threat of substantial harm from physical injury to the child,'” Abbott wrote to Masters.
Surgeries that seek to alter a child’s sexual identity and provide a child with a transgender identity will be considered a form of child abuse, as of this ruling.
Masters’ response to the Texas governor’s letter was as follows:
“Genital mutilation of a child through reassignment surgery is child abuse, subject to all rules and procedures pertaining to child abuse.”