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State social workers now must ask whether infants identify as 'nonbinary'


There have been many extremes reached in the transgender agenda, not the least of which is the idea that a male can, by taking drugs and undergoing some surgical violence to his body, become a woman.

Or vice versa.

But there's a new one now:

A requirement that social workers in one state identify, when they are involved in a case, whether newborn babies identify themselves as male, female or "non-binary."

Perhaps one "goo" means male, two female and three "non-binary"?

The Washington Free Beacon reports it obtained access to a government form now required of social workers in Pennsylvania.

"The state's Office of Child Development and Early Learning, which funds health and social programs for young children, requires providers to report demographic information on their cases – including, since 2022, the gender identity of infants. Data collection forms for the agency now ask for newborns' 'gender' rather than their sex and allow providers to select male, female, or 'Gender Non-Binary,'" the publication reported.

The forms are used for home-visit programs, including those exclusively for infants.

The Free Beacon noted one social worker explained, "I have to ask clients, 'Is your 10-day-old male, female, or nonbinary?'"

The state's Department of Human Services, responding to the publication, "downplayed the requirements."

Ali Fogarty, a spokesperson, said in an email it's just a data collation point and there's no "expectation" that parents be asked the question.

The Free Beacon noted, "The questions, which were updated in August according to the forms, come amid mounting concerns that the rise in childhood gender dysphoria has been driven by social forces – including the push to teach young people about gender identity and the practice of 'affirming' children who identify as transgender. That practice is 'not a neutral act,' a review by England's National Health Service concluded last year, but an 'active intervention' that can lock in trans identity, promoting the distress it's meant to alleviate."

Most studies show that most cases of children with gender dysphoria resolve themselves and leave the children comfortable as boys, if they were born male, or girls if they were born female, if they are left alone.

"These questions plant the seed in parents," the Pennsylvania social worker told the Free Beacon.

Author: Bob Unruh


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