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GOP senators to TV ratings board: Warn parents of 'disturbing' LGBT, sexualized content

Five Republican senators want the U.S. television rating system to warn parents of “sexual orientation and gender identity content” in children’s shows.

Their letter to the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board leans into the debate around how and when to teach America’s youth about these topics.

“In recent years, concerning topics of a sexual nature have become aggressively politicized and promoted in children’s programming, including irreversible and harmful experimental treatments for mental disorders like gender dysphoria. To this end, we strongly urge you to update the TV Parental Guidelines and ensure they are up-to-date on best practices that help inform parents on this disturbing content,” wrote Sens. Mike Braun of Indiana, Roger Marshall of Kansas, Mike Lee of Utah, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota and Steve Daines of Montana.

The guidelines were established in 1996 to help parents understand whether a program is age-appropriate and uses icons such

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