House narrowly passes anti-LGBTQ Parents Bill of Rights Act


The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on March 24 voted to approve H.R. 5 — the Parents Bill of Rights Act — which purports to protect parents but ultimately amounts to a major invasion of privacy for LGBTQ youth and other marginalized students.

The bill, which passed 213-208, includes a section stipulating that any elementary school or middle school receiving federal funds would be required to inform parents before a minor’s gender marker, pronouns, or name are changed on any school forms. The bill also states that parents must provide consent before students are allowed to use different locker rooms or bathrooms.