Repost by Washington Examiner.

A parent activist group blasted a Virginia state legislator who is seeking legislation to bring child abuse criminal charges against parents who oppose their children’s gender transitions.

Virginia Delegate Elizabeth Guzman (D) told WJLA Thursday that she would introduce a bill in the next legislative session that would expand the state’s definition of child abuse and neglect to include parents who do not “affirm” their child’s preferred gender identity or sexual orientation. Parents charged under the proposed statute could face felony charges and would lose custody of their children.

Guzman said that she plans to introduce the bill in direct response to new state policies proposed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) last month that would require schools to accommodate all students based on their biological sex. Any student who wishes to be addressed by a different name or pronouns or use bathroom facilities that do not correspond to their biological sex must have written permission from their parent.