DOE Sexual identity guidance
I am opposed to the guidance. I see that many of the supporters of this guidance simply say they support it and want everyone to be treated equitably. I would like to make two points. First, for everyone to be treated fairly, you have to consider those children and families that feel that sexual identity is a physical issue assigned at birth and not a psychological issue determined throughout ones life. Forcing everyone to align with one view or another is not treating everyone fairly. Second, I agree with the supporters assertion that all should be treated fairly. As another commenter has pointed out, bullying laws have already been established and teachers should ensure that everyone is treated with respect. Americans need to respect everyone, not agree with everyone. Healthy relationships do not ensue from being forced to align with an ideology. Healthy relationships develop when opposing views can be presented (and adhered to) with respect for those opposing views. The department of education needs to focus on its mandate to educate our children and not venture into establishing their personal moral views.