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Illinois requires foster parents to support ‘transgender’ children

June 02, 2017

The state of Illinois has promulgated new regulations forcing foster parents and government workers to accept the decision of children under their care to change their gender.

The state’s Department of Children and Family Services said that children have a “right to self-determination of gender and sexual orientation,” and that a child’s refusal to accept his natural sex must not be regarded as “problematic behavior.” The department said that it “will not tolerate exposing LGBTQ children and youth to staff/providers who are not supportive” of the children’s right to decide their own sexual identity.

 
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  • Posted by: garedawg - Jun. 03, 2017 11:09 AM ET USA

    When I was in preschool, I insisted to my Mom that I was a dog, and so she even gave me a length of yarn that I could use as my tail. At preschool one day I lost my tail, and the teacher had all the kids searching the yard until it was found. I am grateful that the adults in my life were so diligent at affirming my canine identity.

  • Posted by: feedback - Jun. 03, 2017 9:06 AM ET USA

    "Transgenderism," whatever it really is, has been given status of such political priority that it turns to be a proverbial can of worms wherever it appears. Now would be the time for Pope Francis and the Catholic prelates to speak up on this issue from Christian, moral and scientific point of view. This is ethically more important for the Christian faithful than global warming.

  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Jun. 03, 2017 12:43 AM ET USA

    Wow! Yet more rights for those who have no idea what a right is. But, come to think of it, neither do those who are promulgating such "rights".

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jun. 02, 2017 9:51 PM ET USA

    What this means is that you cannot enroll a foster child in an orthodox Catholic CCD program, share the Rheims-Douay, or discuss sexual morality and the original unity of the human person. The "fundamental transformation" of the United States seems firmly implanted, and I don't see where the Supreme Court will see it differently.

  • Posted by: normnuke - Jun. 02, 2017 8:44 PM ET USA

    This decision by the rulers of Illinois should put a quick end to the practice of foster-parenting.

  • Posted by: jackbene3651 - Jun. 02, 2017 6:42 PM ET USA

    The state of Illinois is sinking fast, morally and financially.