Connecticut State Attorney General William Tong has joined together with a coalition of 16 states that have all agreed to hide student gender identity choices from their parents.
“Outing students against their will is dangerous. Students -- especially LGBTQ+ youth who may lack support at home – need trusted adults to have their backs. I stand with attorneys general across the country in full support of Ludlow’s efforts to protect the privacy and safety of all of their students,” said Attorney General Tong.
The coalition of AGs is arguing that "requiring schools to out students against their will would undermine the trust between students and teachers, creating impracticable administrative burdens for schools and improperly inserting school officials into private conversations that should be between parents and children."
In order to support this violation of parental rights, Tong cites research published and aggregated by the controversial Trevor Project, the group that has been accused of using its online forum "TrevorSpace" as essentially an online dating service for children and people aged 13-24.
The amicus brief was led by Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell and joined by the Attorneys General of California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Hawai’i, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.
Tong's tweet was met with anger.