Ne-Yo says parents shouldn’t be letting their kids transition genders … suggesting minors don’t know any better, but that adults should.
The singer spoke his mind in a recent VladTV interview, where he was talking to Gloria Velez. They touched on a number of topics, but eventually … landed on transgenderism, especially as it relates to children.
He says he feels like a lot of people have lost sense of the definition of parenting — because, in his mind, it boils down to being wiser than your kid … and knowing when to put your foot down and say no. In this case, he believes affirming a child’s gender identity is wrong.
Ne-Yo’s rationale comes down to this … transitioning genders is a life-altering decision, and he argues children (especially young ones) truly don’t know what the hell they want, or on this particular topic … what they even mean when they say they want to be a boy or a girl.
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He hit his point home by saying this … “I just personally come from an era where a man was a man and a woman was a woman. And there was two genders and that’s just how I rocked. You could identify as a goldfish if you feel like, that ain’t my business, it becomes my business when you try to make me play the game. I’m not gonna call you a goldfish.”
One last thing … Ne-Yo references California legislation, which he (somewhat mistakenly) says will make it so parents lose their kids if they don’t affirm their child’s gender identity.
It’s not quite what he’s describing — but there is, in fact, a bill working its way through the CA legislature right now (AB 957) that would require a judge in custody disputes to consider whether a parent is affirming their kid’s identity in determining who they stay with.
There are 2 other bills in the pipeline touching on this issue as well … AB 223 and AB 665. Assuming they pass the Assembly/State Senate … they’ll almost surely be signed into law.