Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Guidance Document Change: The guidance document "Model Policies Concerning Instructional Materials with Sexually Explicit Content" was developed in conjunction with stakeholders in order to comply with SB656 (2022).
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7/26/22  11:17 am
Commenter: Librarian

Oppose Virginia SB 656

I strongly oppose Virginia SB 656. This has nothing to do with sexually explicit content, and everything to do with intolerance. It is intended to marginalize people and ban GREAT and highly-regarded books and content that some parents find objectionable because of the LGBTQ+ characters and themes.

Parents - your children are interacting with these subjects and materials already. Don't you want a qualified teacher to provide guardrails and factual material to help them navigate? Don't you want your children to be tolerant and see many perspectives?

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