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"Domestic Abuse Is A Severe Crime": British Parents Could Be Prosecuted...

• Jonathan Turley

As the debate rages in the United States over parental notification and authority in cases involving transgender children, the United Kingdom is embroiled in a controversy over a law that would not only limit parental authority in such cases but affirmatively require parents to pay for such transitioning.  Under the interpretation put forward by police, parents who refuse to use the alternative pronouns for their children or refuse to pay for their transitioning could be criminally prosecuted.

According to the UK's Code for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), abusive conduct now includes "withholding money for transitioning [and] refusing to use their preferred name or pronoun."  So a parent with familial or religious objections to the transitioning of a child would be required under the law to fund operations or treatments.


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