Skip to comments.Parental Notification Laws regarding Gay & Lesbian Programs for Youths?
Posted on 01/30/2002 10:37:37 AM PST by Registered
I know that there a Parental Notification laws that vary from state to state regarding a minor having an abortion. My question is, are there any that would require an organization that is offering programs for minors that concern their sexuality to notify the parent(s) first? I would personally throttle any person or organization that attempted to indoctrinate my kids into a Gay or Lesbian lifestyle. Are there any organizations out there that are trying to get laws passed that hold these people accountable for the harm they are causing the youth?
Just look at some of the links below and you will understand my concern.
93 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Community Resource: Boston GLASS provides services to youth ages 13-25 who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered, as well as to youth questioning their sexuality.
An increasing number of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) young people experience alienation by peers, rejection from family and friends, and derision by society at large. Home and school often lack the necessary resources to help GLBTQ youth with the fear and isolation they often face. Without support from their peers or allies, many are likely to find themselves confronted with HIV disease, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, and suicide.
Yet, thousands of young people every year are coming out and developing pride in their identity. Having found new communities and direction, many are ready to reach out to their peers through support activities and community organizing. This has resulted in a growing national movement of GLBTQ young people speaking out about their experiences and demanding respect, rights, services and a voice in their schools and their communities. It has also resulted in a greater need for skills-building training and peer support.
The explosion of GLBTQ youth activism has created a great need for resources and institutional support. Youth activists are challenging adults to respond to their needs and concerns. They are asking for the tools required for them to develop as leaders and to be able to share organizing skills and issue-based knowledge with their peers. GLBTQ youth are building a movement - and they are asking NGLTF to help them to achieve their goals. NGLTF operates four programs to nurture and support youth activism:
NGLTF views this work as a critical component to realizing its mission of advancing equality and civil rights of GLBT persons and raising public awareness about issues that affect GLBT communities. NGLTF recognizes the necessity to provide institutional support to young people, and is committed to supporting the needs of GLBTQ youth and youth activists.
ARE THESE ACTIVITIES GOING ON TOTALLY UNCHECKED?????
So far all the evidence is against you.
Death penalty: First, it actually costs more money to execute someone than it does to keep them in prison for life. Second, some conservatives might not trust the government court system sufficiently to grant it the power to impose death.
Gay marriages: I agree that this hard to make a strictly conservative argument for. One could argue that as far as the government is concerned, marriage is primarily an economic arrangement, and it is discriminatory to not allow homosexuals the same economic benefits as heterosexuals.
Sullivan may be right that the attitudes of college students are becoming more libertarian than liberal, although we'd have to see their opinions on economic issues to determine that.
We've been down this road before. Do you honestly want the government criminalizing all private behavior that you don't like? If you're opposed to sex acts in public, as I am, then support laws against sex acts in public. Don't support overbroad laws regulating people's private lives that can be selectively enforced. After all, heterosexuals have been known to practice sodomy too.
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