This bill would make it illegal for child services agencies to consider failure to provide a safe and affirming environment to a trans youth when deciding whether to remove a child from a potentially abusive home.   

This bill attempts to capitalize on unfounded public fear that parents will be "forced to accept" trans youth. There simply aren’t examples of Indiana agencies removing children from homes for the sole reason that parents didn’t provide trans-supportive care. 

*Note: HB 1232 was a copycat version of HB 1407 that failed in the House.


Rep. Dale DeVon


Passed one chamber

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