These proposed radical policies go far beyond the path prescribed by the General Assembly. The views articulated are harmful and contrary to the experience and views of most parents. For example, that “Gender identity is considered an innate characteristic that most children declare by age five to six” is controversial. And even more terrifying is the view that schools should be advocating for the (in many cases) IRREVERSIBLE "gender transitions" in young children.
The model regulations infringe the First Amendment rights of parents to raise and care for their children.
And finally, schools have a duty to protect the bodily privacy and dignity of all students so no child should be FORCED to share showers, locker rooms, hotel rooms or other intimate settings with a member of the opposite biological sex. Many children would feel uncomfortable when they encounter a member of the opposite sex – particularly adults – in gendered facilities or when entering a shared hotel room as part of an overnight school activity. Children, particularly adolescents, can experience hypersensitive and traumatic reactions to these situations.