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nivek

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Trans people are officially classified as 'mentally ill' in Peru, sparking fury among LGBT groups

Peru has officially classified trans people as 'mentally ill'.

Under the decree signed by President Dina Boluarte, 'transsexualism, dual-role transvestism, gender identity disorder in childhood, other gender identity disorders and fetishistic transvestism' are now all recorded as mental illnesses.

The move, which comes just days before the 34-year anniversary of the World Health Organisation's removal of homosexuality from the list of International Classification of Diseases (ICD), has prompted fury from rights groups.

The WHO also removed transsexuality from its disease manual in 2019 when a new version of the ICD was proposed and came into effect in 2022.

Peru's government argues the decree will make 'psychological treatment' freely available to those affected and said it 'categorically reaffirms respect for the dignity of the person and their free actions within the framework of human rights, providing health services for their benefit'.

But rights groups warned the inclusion of trans and intersex people as mentally ill could open the door to conversion therapy, which is currently banned in Peru.


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nivek

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I would be raging against that school system too if I had a child attending...Unbelievable...

Fury as Maryland parents are told they CAN'T opt their young kids out of LGBTQ classes

Parents cannot force a school district to let them pull their children out of classes with LGBTQ themes, an appeals court has ruled.

Three sets of parents and a parental rights group sued the Montgomery County Public Schools board in Maryland after it announced the classes in 2022.

They claimed not being allowed to opt out their kindergarten to grade 5 children violated their First Amendment rights to freedom of religion.

But the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals denied their request for a preliminary injunction 2-1 as the parents failed to show how the policy would infringe their rights.

The parents - one Muslim, one Christian, and one Chinese - objected to their children being exposed to themes they said conflicted with their religions.

The English language arts curriculum reading list included books like Uncle Bobby's Wedding, The Pride Puppy, and Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope.

Litigants insisted it was up to them to teach their kids 'what it means to be male and female; the institution of marriage; human sexuality; and related themes'.

What their children learn should be decided by them, not the schools, they argued, also claiming the subject matter was too mature for young children.

Two of the three judges disagreed, ruling the mere exposure of children to ideas against their faith was not by itself contrary to the First Amendment.

Children learning about issues they disagree with is 'part of the compromise parents make when choosing to send their children to public schools', they wrote.


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