The attorneys general filed the brief in response to a lawsuit brought by three religious families – Muslim, Ukrainian Orthodox, and Catholic – who seek to opt their children out of reading required LGBT books for religious reasons.
The Missouri Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act was signed into law June 7 by Republican Gov. Mike Parson. The law effectively prohibits all medical intervention for gender-confused minors.
Transgender activists argue that it is a 'privilege' for parents to know their child's 'gender identity,' dismissing concerns from parents who disagree with the affirmative approach, even though medical authorities have criticized it.
The news comes despite the fact that, according to a recent poll, 85% of New Jersey parents of minor children believe that parental notification ought to be mandatory, and 59% say schools should notify even if they are not legally required to do so.