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Guidance Document Change: The Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools guidance document was developed in response to House Bill 145 and Senate Bill 161, enacted by the 2020 Virginia General Assembly, which directed the Virginia Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board model policies concerning the treatment of transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools. These guidelines address common issues regarding transgender students in accordance with evidence-based best practices and include information, guidance, procedures, and standards relating to: compliance with applicable nondiscrimination laws; maintenance of a safe and supportive learning environment free from discrimination and harassment for all students; prevention of and response to bullying and harassment; maintenance of student records; identification of students; protection of student privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive information; enforcement of sex-based dress codes; and student participation in sex-specific school activities, events, and use of school facilities.
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1/8/21  12:55 pm
Commenter: Edward Hara

Forced Transgender Policies

Sirs and Madams:

It is unthinkable that you would consider allowing biological males into the locker rooms and bathrooms of biological females. Not only is this an unwarranted intrusion into the most private areas of a woman's life, it is pandering to an extrememly small minority of people who are deeply confused and in need of psychological help.

More people are coming forward every month to state that surgical mutilation of their bodies did not take care of the deep psychological problems which caused them to think they were females "trapped in a male body."

Recently a woman in France sued the doctors who cut off her breasts as part of her "transition to a male." She has come to realize that at the age of sixteen, when this horrible mutilation was done to her, that she was not emotionally mature or stable enough to make such a decision.  She needed counseling, not mutilation.

I strongly urge you to do the right thing and resist the emotional wailings of those who are neither scientific in their approach to life nor concerned with the damage that pandering to the idea of transgenderism as a reality will do to young people not mature enough to understand what they are doing. This entire scheme is being pushed by a lobby of homosexuals and other persons who are trying to normalize that which can never be considered normal.



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