State Debates Criminal Penalties for K-12 Teachers Who Push Transgenderism

Mar 7, 2024 | Political News

Teachers in Missouri who are caught promoting a child’s transgender-related “social transition” could face a felony charge and be placed on the sex offender registry under a proposed bill.

The proposed bill, House Bill 2885, sponsored by Missouri State Rep. Jamie Gragg (R), states that a teacher or school counselor who commits the offense of contributing to the social transition of a student under the age of 18 could face a class E felony and having to register as a sex offender, according to a report by KY3.

A Missouri teacher or school counselor caught offering a minor transgender-related material or other resources regarding child social transition would be considered as having contributed to the social transition of a child.