The politicization of medicine according to gender ideology is already creating increased conflicts among parents, doctors, and the government. A federal sexual orientation and gender identity law like the equality act, will further jeopardize parental rights.
In fact, literature in the American Journal of Bioethics includes an article arguing that the state should overrule the parents of transgender children who do not consent to give them puberty-blocking drugs.
This has already been happening and covid19 is already amplifying this trend. In Ohio, a judge removed a biological girl from her parents’ custody after they declined to help her “transition” to male with testosterone supplements.
After the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Transgender Health Clinic recommended these treatments for the girl’s gender dysphoria, the parents wanted to pursue counseling instead.
Then the county’s family services agency charged the parents with abuse and neglect, and the judge terminated their custody. Similar cases are proceeding through the courts with children as young as 6 years old.