Virginia school board slammed for approving trans inclusive Policy 8040: 'National disgrace'

The policy will require teachers to refer to students with their preferred pronouns and allow 'gender-expansive and transgender students' to participate in sports and other activities 'in a manner consistent with the student’s gender identity'


                            Virginia school board slammed for approving trans inclusive Policy 8040: 'National disgrace'
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North Virginia's Loudon County School Board has approved Policy 8040, which will be instrumental in expanding the rights of transgender students. The board approved the policy by a 7-to-2 vote following hours of debate and discussion. A group of parents who were against the policy waited outside the premises as the board deliberated whether to adopt the policy. 

"I’m speaking with parents at the @LCPSOfficial school board meeting. They’re being forced to wait outside in a thunderstorm as the board votes whether to adopt a policy that will allow biological boys in girls’ bathrooms and vise versa," tweeted a campus reform correspondent. Dismissing the self-awareness of students regarding their gender as "dysmorphia", the correspondent further tweeted, "Under this bill, faculty and staff will be punished if they don’t comply with the preferred pronouns of students as early as kindergarten. However, they ARE permitted to hide a child’s gender dysmorphia from their own parents."

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Earlier this year, Byron "Tanner" Cross, a PE teacher from Leesburg Elementary, VA, was suspended after he said he would not refer to students by their chosen pronouns. He was reinstated, however, after he filed a lawsuit against the VA school board, stating his constitutional rights were violated. In March, Arkansas became the first US state to place a ban on administering puberty blockers and hormone procedures on transgender youth aged below 18, and any doctor will be doing so at the risk of their medical license. In June, Gavin Grimm from Virginia won a lawsuit against school years after he was stopped from using the boys' restroom.

'Loudon County Public School is a national disgrace' 

The LCPS approved policy 4080 will require teachers to refer to students with their preferred pronouns and allow "gender-expansive and transgender students" to participate in sports and other activities "in a manner consistent with the student’s gender identity." The policy also allows transgender students to access school facilities that correspond to their "consistently asserted gender identity." According to a report, school board member Jeff Morse denounced the policy saying it "is not needed. The policy does not solve the issues that it's purported to solve. The policy has forced our focus out of education and I will not support it."

This development is being celebrated by supporters of the policy but there's an overwhelming outpouring of anger from people against the policy on Twitter. "Loudon county public school board is a national disgrace, are they upset San Fransisco is still more liberal than they are! What a slap in the face to kids!" read a tweet. "Loudon county VA. School board is more concerned about PC than kids or education! Massive and epic fail and tragic consequences will follow their uncompromising dem partisan decision!" another tweet read. "Congrats Loudon County VA parents. You just allowed biological males into your daughters' locker rooms," read another tweet. "Loudon County is dead to America," wrote another.  



 



 



 



 

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