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“No Definition of an Adult by Age,” Non-Binary CO State Rep Pushes Anti-Parent Legislation

It’s got to be hard being a kid these days.

Things used to be confusing enough.

We all went through phases where we pushed boundaries as we learned how to express our identities.

Our parents knew about it. They watched us experiment with how to become the adults we would evolve into and guided us through those perplexing times.

But that might not be the case for long in Colorado.

If State Representative Stephanie Vigil has her way, Colorado parents will soon be cut out of the loop regarding what their children are up to in school.

If passed, HB24-1039 “Deems a school’s refusal to use a student’s preferred name a form of discrimination.”

Here’s what the bill lays out via the Colorado General Assembly:

Section 1 of the bill:

  • Requires public schools and institute charter schools (school) to use a student’s preferred name, if a preferred name is requested by the student; and
  • Deems a school’s refusal to use a student’s preferred name a form of discrimination.

Section 2 of the bill:

  • Creates the non-legal name changes in schools task force (task force) in the department of education (department) consisting of 9 members appointed by the department to examine existing school policies and provide recommendations to schools on how to best implement student non-legal name change policies;
  • Requires the department to appoint members to the task force by June 30, 2024;
  • Requires the task force to submit a report to the department detailing the recommended policy guidelines by January 1, 2025;
  • Requires the department to publish the report on its website and submit the report to the superintendent of each school district and chief administrator of each institute charter school by February 1, 2025;
  • Requires a school to implement the task force’s policy recommendations by July 1, 2025; and
  • Repeals the task force, effective July 1, 2026.

Rep. Vigil isn’t attempting to hide the fact that she doesn’t think parents are best suited to mentor their children.

She filmed herself discussing the “social construct” of the nuclear family on social media.

Those are some bold statements.

Some of this representative’s flawed logic was quickly pointed out on social media.

While some Coloradans have praised the introduction of this controversial legislation as stunning and brave, others were quick to vent their disgust.

Some netizens couldn’t resist pointing out the obvious absurdities regarding HB24-1039.

It’s just getting weirder out there by the day for kids.

Now, perhaps more than ever, they need guidance navigating this confusing world.

And parents are slowly being removed from the equation.

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The bill, as investigative journalist Sarah Fields pointed out, “allows children to pick their ‘preferred name’ in school without parental knowledge or consent. Refusal by a school to call the child by the made-up name at parent’s request is considered discrimination.”

“Vigil has made herself clear regarding how she feels about the nuclear family,” continued Fields referencing and attached video. “But even more disturbing is her admission that she does not believe in the age of consent. Listen to her comments made as the Youth Advisory Council chair, when HB24-1039 was first introduced.”

The lawmaker could be heard pointing out different ages for employment, obtaining a driver’s license, voting and drinking alcohol to support her argument there was no “magical birthday that immediately switches you from child to adult.”

That same trio was also responsible for introducing a “Gender-Affirming Health-Care Provider Study” that, if passed, would require the Department of Public Health and Environment to determine what resources were available to support transgenderism, what threats there were to providers of chemical castration, genital mutilation surgeries and the like in addition to availability of insurance coverage and the “impact of nonprescribed treatments.”


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