Following Katy Independent School District’s Wednesday evening vote on a new gender notification policy, TPPF Associate Vice President of Policy Andrew Brown released the following statement:

“We applaud Katy ISD for its decision to require educators to notify parents when their children identify as transgender or express gender confusion at school. This policy recognizes that it is parents, not schools, who are the ultimate decision-makers concerning what is in their child’s best interest.

“We are disturbed, however, by comments made by some Trustees suggesting that parents who do not affirm their child’s transgender identity are abusive. This abhorrent and dangerous rhetoric has no basis in the research and evidence concerning gender dysphoria in minors and is used solely to push the radical ‘affirmation only’ agenda.”