Friday, May 8, 2015

The Weekly Standard Magazine: Foster Care and Religious Freedom

     My debut article for The Weekly Standard appears in the May 11, 2015 issue. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends the "first guide to best practices for working with transgender youth", a publication put out by New York City's child services department, and the overwhelming message is affirmation.
    I believe a key point in the article is this:
Pregnancy, having a child, disability, and citizenship are all objectively verifiable conditions; gender identity is not. The guidelines state that a child who experiences “gender fluidity” and changes gender identity is to be affirmed, but they are silent as to what other expressions of identity must be affirmed and which may be regulated by the adults in the children’s lives.
    Read the whole article here.

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