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A crowd gathers outside the Loudoun School Board meeting in August 2021.

The Loudoun County School Board voted Wednesday to pass a measure that would expand the rights of transgender students in the county’s schools.

The board passed the measure 7 to 2 after over an hour of debates on amendments and a discussion on whether or not to send the measure back for further discussion and modification.

The vote came after four and a half hours public comment Tuesday night.

The proposal allows transgender student athletes to participate on teams based on their gender identity. Teachers and staff would be required to refer to students by their preferred pronouns. Transgender students would use bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity.

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Ed Pa

So much intolerant, ignorant hate. Societies have for eons recognized the complexities inherent in gender. There is nothing new here except that American society is moving away from fundamentalism towards inclusiveness.

Sammy Davis

It’s not intolerant hate, pal! It’s people making up ridiculous ideas. How many more asinine letters can you come up with to add to the LGBTQ+ string. Add BS to the end because these people are just mental cases who just dream stuff up. Most of us don’t care about your gender conflict, just don’t keep pushing it on us as if we need to morph to your beliefs!

Stephanie Richardson

School board is so stupid and/or ignorant of the way this will backfire. They are assuming all kids will be honest and genuine when the board has no clue about how students can take this decision and run withnit. Kids will have a field day pretending just to create chaos...every administrator's and teacher's nightmare as if Covid wasn't enough. Suggest the board step in to the schools to gain first-hand experience o what they have turned loose. Be careful who you vote for!!!

Brad London

Gender is assigned at birth based on simple biology. Loudon County like some other districts think that individuals can determine their own sex. Yet the same people scream "follow the science". That cannot be reconciled. People need to run for the school board and office to remedy this fiasco.

Larry Lyons

Going well back into the 1960's gender has been recognized as somewhat more complex than the simple and simplistic binary you assert. And yes I follow the science, as the guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association: https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/cultural-competency/education/transgender-and-gender-nonconforming-patients/definitions-and-pronoun-usage.

John Dutko

So you encourage the suppression of a persons right to equality?

Sammy Davis

There is no right to equality, you are male or female … period. Look between your legs, there’s your gender!! Anything else is just fantasy or imagination. When will our society, especially governmental entities, quit caving to these ridiculous ideas by the 0.7% of the population who claim these ideas. People need to use logical and realistic thinking instead of all this BS.

John Dutko

Pretty sure the 14th Amendment covers equality. There is precedent in Supreme Court cases regarding LGBTQ rights.

Would you like to talk case law or religious beliefs?

One is real, the other is made up malarky.

Allen Muchnick

In a just, inclusive, and nurturing learning environment, respect and acceptance must prevail over hate and intolerance.

George Lawton

Nice, is that the bumper sticker you have on your cat Allen?

Jeff BB

Common sense used to play a part in our collective decisions but apparently that's no longer the case. Boys can now compete in sports against girls in spite of their biological advantages. Liberal ... gotta love 'em.

Larry Lyons

Really? And you know this how? If you're going to be telling false news, at least don't lie in public about it.

Sammy Davis

Yeah, really pal!

Paul Benedict

The new policy is not just, nurturing, respectful or accepting. It is hateful and intolerant. There are already policies that protect children from harassment and bullying. The new policy has no guidance in how to determine when a child "consistently" claims to be a gender other than what she/he really is. And no one is allowed to challenge it beause that is no longer allowed. If you are an employee, you will be fired and if a student, you will be punished if you dare question it. This will hurt girls and women the most. But liberals tend to hate real women and girls.

Cool Eyez

But trust the science right. What can go wrong with boys in the girls room. Smh.

Allen Muchnick

Do you have even a shred of evidence of any real problems, or do you simply post ignorant speculation?

Of course, harassment and violence have never happened among cis-gendered children in school toilet and locker rooms?

Larry Lyons

The science? This about says it. And as Neil Degrasse Tyson said, "the nice thing about science is that it is true regardless of whether nor not you believe it." That said I prefer the science and guidelines put forth by the American Psychiatric Association. But hey that's science something you culture warriors think is an opinion,

https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/cultural-competency/education/transgender-and-gender-nonconforming-patients/definitions-and-pronoun-usage

Sammy Davis

The American Psychiatric Association … nice reference! That just confirms that these gender confused folks have mental issues. Normal people do not have to consult with Psychiatric folks as they are … NORMAL! Still baffling how this issue is even something for public discussion. Male or female.

George Lawton

Have fun being conquered by these sick, demonic, degenerate weirdos in government. It only stops when you stop complying! Have some courage like the Americans of the past.

Catherine Simmons

Bingo George!! You got it

Larry Lyons

Project much George?

Catherine Simmons

Loudoun God save you!! this is disgusting and scary for all the children that attend Loudoun County schools.

Larry Lyons

Why are you going to be visiting the schools?

John Dutko

They are the genital police.

Sammy Davis

Continue to demonstrate stupidity through posts.

John Dutko

Sammy, I know you want to get freaky. Let it out. Liberate yourself.

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