Washington Senate Bill: Youth shelters can hide trans and pregnant youth from parents


The Washington House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 5599, allowing shelters to hide children from parents. If signed by Gov. Jay Inslee, it will cancel a current law that requires youth shelters to inform parents when their child checks in, unless there is evidence of abuse.

The legislation expands the definition of a “compelling reason” to conceal a minor. Now, it will not be just abuse, but young people wishing to have a sexual mutilation operation, sometimes called gender-affirming surgery, and abortions. The Senate passed the bill in March, and after passing the House it now is back in the Senate to consider changes made to the bill in the House.

Lawmakers in Oregon, Minnesota, and Colorado have passed similar legislation to create “safe haven” states for minors seeking medical procedures without parental consent. California Democrats proposed have proposed legislation that allows children as young as 12 to essentially declare themselves emancipated and check into a group home without parental consent.

Americans have growing concerns about transgender grooming, and therapists encouraging minors to sever ties with their parents if they do not support medical transitions. In Anchorage, an ordinance was passed that only allows counselors to counsel confused youth to become gay if they think they might be gay, not to reconsider their options. That law is similar to one in Florida that was found illegal by the Eleventh District Court of Appeals. In the Alaska Legislature, the gay caucus is trying to get a bill passed into state law that essentially does the same thing statewide.

Sen. Marko Liias, an Everett Democrat who is the Washington bill’s prime sponsor, claims that puberty blockers and sex change procedures are “proven to lower rates of adverse mental health outcomes, build self-esteem, and improve the overall quality of life for transgender and gender diverse youth.”

“This legislation gives meaningful choices to young people who may not have supportive families at home so they do not end up on the street, but instead have shelter options when seeking this life-saving care,”  he said, quoting the controversial Trevor Project, an organization started by Sam Brinton, a former Biden Administration appointee who was recently arrested for stealing women’s luggage from two different airports. The Trevor Project is seen by critics as a grooming operation for children to become transgender, gay, or some other version of gender identity. It operates a secret chat line that children can access without their parents’ knowledge, where they are coached on how to get surgically mutilated, hormone treatments, and how to pass themselves as the opposite gender.

Under current Washington law, licensed shelters must notify parents if a child comes into their care, unless a compelling reason applies.

The legislation, which appears destined to be signed into law, allows licensed shelters to contact the Department of Children, Youth and Families instead of parents “in certain additional instances, like when a young person is seeking reproductive health services or gender-affirming care.”

“We know that young people experiencing homelessness are exposed to dangerous and harmful outcomes. That is why we must take every step we can to ensure their safety,” Sen. Liias said. “This legislation ensures that our trans youth have safe options and access to secure, stable shelter when they may not be welcome at home.”  

Alaska’s Legislature is considering House Bill 105, which affirm parents’ rights in school, so that teachers cannot groom children by allowing them to use secret names and identities about which parents are kept in the dark. To date, the LBGTQ community has voiced overwhelming opposition to the bill and teachers have testified that they have rights more rights than parents over children once they are in the schoolhouse door.


  1. Sooner or later this will be here. Crap from Seattle always flows upwards.

    The left wants your kids. Deny it at your kids peril.

    I usually say if you love your kids get them out of public education by any means necessary. More and more it looks like if you love your kids get them off the west coast.

  2. A society which experiments on children needs to fall.

    I’m stunned how many people (both sides) are silent on this issue.

  3. This means parents can no longer be held legally responsible for their kids. If vital information is withheld from them, they cannot possibly be expected to provide appropriate care for their kids.

    Parents need to know what influences are affecting their children.

  4. Our public schools are now teaching child abuse, pedophiliaism, satanic ritualism and sadism. Who let these perverts into the schools?

    • The public did by not getting involved in the local schools, by not attending parent/teacher conferences, by not paying attention to local school board elections.

      This happened in plain sight because nobody cared to oppose it.

      Conservatives did what they do best. Sit home watching TV while waiting for someone else to do the heavy lifting for them.

  5. But whoso shall cause one of these little ones who believe in Me to fall, it were better for him that a millstone were hung about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea
    Choose carefully, our God shall not be mocked.

    • Uh, look around.

      This is Godless society and God is mocked daily.

      The divine intervention you’re looking for isn’t gonna happen. And certainly not in time to help these kids.

      Instead of posting Bible verses, how about actually doing something? God gives us the ability to handle these issues. He isn’t, however, gonna do it for you or push you out of your chair.

  6. Remember when they said all they wanted was to be able to marry each other? Now they’re allowing kidnapping children from their parents if it’s to switch their genders.

  7. Destruction of the family started in 1965 with Johnson’s Great Society disaster and has continued to this day. They tried to blow my family apart “for the good of the kids” back in the late 60s.

  8. Who still has financial responsibility for these kids after they have been emancipated? Who is responsible for providing shelter, clothing, feeding, medical insurance and education after the state has started their transitioning?

    • Donna, my thoughts exactly.
      Who is going to pay for all of this “gender-affirmation”? Are the parents going to get a bill? Most likely not, it will be the taxpayers supporting the mutilation of children, who do not have the life experience or mental ability to see the long term consequences of their actions.

  9. Once again. Leftists will always choose the path that leads to the All Powerful State being the one and only relationship for all individuals. They have destroyed the multigenerational family, the husband-wife relationship, and are working on the parent child relationship now.
    The reason why Leftists hate conservatives so much is because the single most powerful tool you have against leftism/statism/communism is a strong family unit, two parents who raise their children with values and self esteem. So, they push for schools, redefine marriage, decide there are dozens of genders, etc… All with the final goal of making everyone a cog in their machine.

  10. You are all correct, these kids being hidden in shelters haven’t been abused, raped, or neglected by their god-fearing parents. These kids aren’t afraid of Zues, Cupid, Hermes, Hades, Appolo or the plethora of other mythological beings. They would be better off out on the streets being pimped out rather than in a safe shelter.

  11. I really don’t know if itis a tech glitch or Suzanne is doing it, but I would say 95% of my comments dont get posted… I follow community standards… maybe because I don’t like weak kneed feckless Dunleavy?

  12. Imagine how much more children are now going to be trafficked. 🙁 Where is justice? Where is sanity?

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