Rachel Levine, Biden’s Assistant Secretary for Health, is at it again. This time she is going after parents’ rights when it comes to LGBTQI+ children.
Levine said some “LGBTQI+” children need to replace their parents with “one supportive adult.” She made this comment in a video clip on Twitter while criticizing a parental rights law by saying it was a “gag rule.”
Levine, who is transgender, explained why she suggested a child have “one supportive adult.”
“I’d love it if that was always the parent, but it’s not always a parent. Frequently it’s a teacher, or a guidance counselor, or some other coach or another school personnel. This law forbids kids essentially from — from talking to — to — to these people. Also it means that — that if you tell a teacher the teacher has to tell the parent,” Levine said.
She went further calling it a gag law because it prevents kids from accessing supportive adults.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation protecting parental rights in Florida in March. He did this after a series of lawsuits started across the country focused on secret transitions of children in schools. Florida’s law prohibits discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity from kindergarten through third grade. It also required schools to notify parents about services for mental, emotional, and physical health.
A 12-year-old Florida girl reportedly attempted suicide twice after administrators helped a social transition without ever informing her parents. A lawsuit soon followed.
Levine said that studies indicated that one supportive adult for an LGBTQI+ kid can make all the difference in terms of preventing suicide.
Assistant Secretary for Health previously endorsed an executive order by Biden that expanded access to sex-change procedures for children.
Not long after that legislation, Republican Attorney General Andrew Bailey began an investigation into a clinic that provided sex change operations to minors. This came after a whistleblower claimed puberty blockers and other medications were being provided with very little psychiatric screening.