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According to enrollment data given by the state’s Department of Education, the number of pupils in New Jersey public schools who publicly identify as “non-binary” has increased by 4,000% in the last four years.
According to the research, which includes pre-kindergarten through kindergarten and 12th grade students, there were 675 children who identified as gender nonconforming during the 2022-2023 school year. In the 2019-2020 school year, that number was only 16. It’s also worth noting that 41 of New Jersey’s ‘non-binary’ pupils were still in elementary school this year.
Meanwhile, Democratic officials in New Jersey have argued that schools should not be required to inform parents about their children’s sexual or gender identity.
A local school board enacted a policy last month mandating staff to notify parents of anything that may have “a material impact on a student’s physical and/or mental health.” In response, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin filed a lawsuit against the district, claiming that the policy “discriminates” against LGBTQ children and requires teachers to “out” students to their parents without their consent. The lawsuit was supported by the state’s governor, Phil Murphy.
According to a poll performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in April, one in every four high school students now considers themselves to be LGBTQ. At the same time, a Pew Research Center survey conducted last year discovered that 5.1% of persons under the age of 30 identified as trans or nonbinary. In comparison, a similar poll done by the Williams Institute in 2016 estimated that figure to be around 0.6%, more than doubling predictions made ten years previously.
A number of American politicians have since expressed concern over the problem, with Vivek Ramaswamy, a GOP presidential contender in 2024, claiming that the increasing number of LGBTQ-identifying youngsters and adults is “not visibility,” but “a social contagion of a mental health epidemic.”
The Daily Mail also revealed last week that a group of teachers from the American Midwest purportedly admitted during an online conference that they were purposefully keeping parents in the dark about their children’s sexual and gender identities, despite a state-level restriction on underage sex changes.