Oppose the Guidance
The policies put in place by Virginia's Department of Education place students and educators who hold the traditional view of men and women, a view based on both history, tradition, religion, morality, and most importantly SCIENCE. It is perfectly appropriately to address a person with XY chromosomes as a male and XX chromosomes as female. This is objective reality based on science. It is measurable and ascertainable. To address someone as other than they are is to LIE to them. I cannot, in good conscience lie to my children or even to other children. Nor would I have my own children lie to other children. Moreover, it will put the guidelines in conflict with Article I, Section 16 of the Virginia Constitution. To quote the relevant part: "No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but all men shall be free to profess and by argument to maintain their opinions in matters of religion, and the same shall in nowise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities." It is a matter of religious conscience that God created man and woman. To be forced to profess that one is the other, or that there is some alternative to this duality is to compel a religious belief at odds with the Virginia Constitution.