Texas Proposes Florida-Style Parental Rights Law

  • Texas legislators introduced a bill on Thursday that prohibits schools from withholding information regarding the mental, physical, or emotional well-being, or changes in gender identity of students, and restricts the teaching of gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • The legislation comes as a slew of schools across the country have adopted procedures that allow students to take on a different gender identity at school without the knowledge of their parents.
  • SB 393 states that parents have a “right” to know “information regarding mental, emotional, and physical health and health-related services” related to their child.