Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha joins with other progressives from around the country by signing a Brief Of Amici Curiae in favor of hiding important health information of transgender students in violation of parental rights. They argue that sharing such information schools would undermine the trust between students and teachers.
They continue that by keeping this important health information secret from parents these students can have “bigger and better plans for the future.”
“Oh look, #RhodeIsland 👀🚨,” tweeted Laurie Gaddis Barrett of ParentsUnitedRI. “Our activist @AGNeronha Attorney General just signed on to an amicus brief to JUSTIFY SCHOOL DISTRICTS KEEPING SECRETS FROM #PARENTS.”
Attorneys General from Massachusetts, California, Colorado, Connecticut, The District Of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington also signed the brief in support of hiding information from parents about the mental health issues of young students.
The brief states, “Where a student does not want the school to disclose their status to others, including parents, information on the student’s gender identity is not shared.”
Neronha was elected Attorney General for the State of Rhode Island in 2018, and is widely believed to seek higher office in an upcoming election cycle.