Virginia’s children deserve a public education that opens their minds to varied people and perspectives. They deserve to grow up into well-rounded individuals who can think for themselves, who value truth, diversity, equity, and justice, and who realize Virginia is better when it makes a space for all of its people. Let’s be clear, this law has the potential of eliminating discussions of race, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, and how they intersect in the teaching of history, literature, and health in our schools.
I am a librarian, a historian, an aunt, a parent.
Freedom of religion means freedom to practice your own faith or not, not to limit or interfere with with the freedoms of others based on your morality.