Strongly approve! All I want is a school my kids aren't afraid to go to.
I am the mother of a non-binary high school student and a gay middle school student, in a rural district. They did not choose to be people that are so discriminated against by some of our society. I'm sure like anyone, they would have chosen the path that is easier, if they could have. Neither my husband or I chose this path for them, but we support them because THIS IS WHO THEY ARE. The suggestion that we or any parents "make" our children "this way" is ridiculous. I can't even make my kids eat vegetables most of the time, yet I am making them assume a gender identity or sexual orientation they don't want? Give me a break. My kids don't want to "convert" anyone, they simply want to be free of bullying and harrassment, and be able to learn. So far, they have both been bullied and harassed by other students, to the point they hate going to school.
None of the things proposed here take ANYTHING away from other kids, they just help the kids that need it. What are the arguments against it?
"My child should be free to bully your child because of their gender!"
"My child is uncomfortable around your gay child because I've taught them to hate gay people! So your child should have to leave school!"
"I enjoy forcing my religious beliefs on my students by telling them their existence is offensive to God! I don't like being prevented from doing that!"
"I want to publicly humiliate my students by calling them a name or pronoun that I've been specifically asked not to use!"
This is what the "against" comments I've read are really saying, once you look past the dogwhistles and pat phrases that come from extreme right-wing media.
As a mother, all I want is a school my kids can actually learn at, because they aren't afraid to be there. Your kid doesn't have to date my kid, hang out with my kid, or like my kid. Your kid just needs to leave my kid the hell alone, and let them learn.