The Scottish government has issued new guidelines to primary schools allowing four and five-year-olds to change genders and decide, without parental consent, what name they want to be called.
The guidance tells teachers they are not to question children who say they want to transition to live as a boy or a girl. Instead, they should just ask for their new name and pronouns, the UK’s Daily Mail reports.
Teachers are told they do not have to inform parents what their young children are saying about their gender.
Scottish Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said, “This guidance outlines how schools can support transgender young people while ensuring that the rights of all pupils are fully respected.”
“It provides schools with practical suggestions. The guidance is not prescriptive and does not promote transitioning,” she said.
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