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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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1/18/21  8:19 am
Commenter: Daniel D. Lelong, M.S.

Utterly oppose mandatory transgenderism for school children!!

Encouragement of adolescent youths in the 'normalcy' of transgender beliefs and experiences would be the worst sort of child abuse.  Adult sanction of a homosexual orientation would merely foster thinking and behavior contrary to the child's best interest, at a time in children's lives when experimentation with self-destructive behavior has long, dire consequences.  To tacitly urge a child to experiment with abominable behavior would sow the seeds for his or her psychological anguish, later in life.  Homosexuality and transgenderism amount to behaviors that bring terrible suffering, because the Creator judges them as severe sin.  Youths naturally rebel against injustice (real or imagined), but the actual injustice would be encouragement of young people to experiment with homosexual behavior!  If homosexuality were genetically determined, it would have become extinct long ago, due to much-lower reproductive rates by gay couples.  Instead, transgenderism and homosexuality would be unwise responses to demonic temptations, remediable by the LORD Jesus Christ and the application Christian sound doctrine.

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