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Last week, Democrat State Rep. Sharon Steckman embraced seventh-grade students partnering with teachers and schools to keep their gender identity preferences secret from parents.

On Tuesday, though, Steckman opposed a bill that would expand a minor’s driver’s license. Her reason…

“Kids aren’t really thinking too well at 14,” she said.

So, if you’re scoring at home, a kid “thinks” well enough to keep his or her gender identity a secret from their parents, but not well enough to enjoy an expansion of their driver’s license.

“They’d be out on the interstate at 15,” she said. “I’m just, I’m uncomfortable with that. And so, with the technology and being on their phones and all of that, I’m just uncomfortable supporting that.”

Most seventh-grade students are 12 or 13 years old. And seemingly Democrats like Steckman believe they are thoughtful enough to keep their gender identity between them, their teacher and their school while keeping their parents out.

But expanding a driver’s license, well, Steckman just doesn’t think 14-year-olds “think” well enough to handle something that serious.



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