Cultural issues writer Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute (IFI) finds Biden's strong opposition to House Bill 1557, which discourages classroom discussion about sexual orientation and gender identity in the primary grade levels, very revealing.
"They're saying, 'We want to use our youngest grades to [have] teachers lead discussions on homosexuality or cross-dressing;' that's in effect what they're saying," Higgins notes. "People need to listen to that and take them seriously."
Another important part of the bill would allow parents to have access to their children's student records.
"I think that this is aimed directly at the many school districts now who are affirming kids' trans identities and concealing what they're doing from their parents," Higgins submits.
She says Biden has mislabeled this legislation, which the House Judiciary Committee passed on Thursday by a 13-7 vote, as "hateful."
Meanwhile, conservative parents in Virginia are getting a boost thanks to Senate Bill 656, legislation going forward under the newly-elected GOP governor and his administration.
Victoria Cobb of The Family Foundation of Virginia says Gov. Glenn Youngkin has hit the ground running to fulfill his campaign promise of giving parents a say in public education.
"Parents were outraged at school boards, showed up for an election, elected a governor that's going to stand with them, and now we see the bill working its way through the legislature and likely to end up on the governor's desk," Cobb reports.
The bill would require parents to be notified of any sexually explicit instructional material. It has passed in the Senate and is now before the House.
"We're more optimistic about the House than we were of the Senate, so it's exciting that it has received a bipartisan vote in the Senate," the Family Foundation president tells American Family News. "I'm excited that both parties, at least to some small degree, have heard the cry of parents."
Christian Headlines reports two Democrats joined the Republicans to pass the bill in the Senate.