Colorado Bill Requires Schools to Use a Student’s ‘Preferred Name,’ Deems Refusals ‘a Form of Discrimination’

A bill recently introduced in the Colorado General Assembly would allow students to change their names at school without parental knowledge or consent, and punish school officials who refuse to play along.

Democrat State Rep. Stephanie Vigil and State Senators Faith Winter and Janice Marchman introduced HB24-1039 on January 10, 2024. The bill requires public schools and charter schools to use a student’s preferred name and “deems a school’s refusal to use a student’s preferred name a form of discrimination.”

Vigil, who identifies as “nonbinary,” will reportedly present the bill to the Education Committee on February 15.

Investigative reporter Sarah Fields shared on X two eye-openings videos of Vigil, the chair of the Colorado Assembly’s Youth Advisory Council, sharing her disturbing thoughts on the nuclear family, and the age of consent.

In a video posted online, Vigil belittled the nuclear family, calling it “a social construct” and “not the natural order of things.”

She also appeared to argue that the rights of a child as young as 12 should supersede parental rights.

“I don’t think there is legally any one definition of an adult,” Vigil said during a virtual meeting when HB24-1039 was first introduced.

Over a dozen blue states have passed similar laws directing school personnel to respect a student’s preferred name and pronouns, often behind the parents’ backs.

In Olympia, Washington, an Indian immigrant couple pulled their two elementary school-aged children out of school and returned to their home country in 2022 after a teacher talked their 10-year-old daughter into identifying as a boy.

Olympia School District is one of at least 1,000 districts nationwide that has enacted secrecy policies for kids who express gender dysphoria; so for months, Tia’s parents had no idea what had happened.

Even the New York Times sees the madness of keeping parents in the dark as kids transition
When they finally learned of their child’s secret identity, they came into conflict with a public school system that had embraced gender ideology’s radical notion that parents who don’t unquestioningly affirm their child’s gender choices pose a danger to that child.

Tia’s parents’ protests were, consequently, treated as illegitimate.

“Mrs. A [Tia’s teacher] is stalking my daughter,” Tia’s mother told Davis. “What is she going to do to my daughter?”

LGBTQ activists target children in grades 5 to 8 because that’s when they are starting puberty, according to Stacy Robustelli, the Director for HiTops, a New Jersey-based LGBTQ+ non-profit organization that pushes queer theory into schools.

“The most critical time to be there is grades 5-8 because you want to “catch kids when they’re starting puberty,” Robustelli explained. “Because that’s the time when identity is central to their lives.”

More disturbingly, Robustelli stressed that because “early intervention is key,” her group was designing an LGBTQ+ curriculum geared at kindergarten through grade 2.

She said the most rewarding experience she’d had was recruiting five students after a HiTops event at a local elementary school.

“Five students went to the principal’s office and came out,” Robustelli gushed. “So we are really intentionally going into younger and younger grades,” she said.

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 14 : Representative-elect Stephanie Vigil poses for a portrait at west step of Colorado State Capitol building in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. (Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post)