Loudoun County School Board Enacts Wide-Ranging ‘Gender Identity’ Policy

A person holds up a flag during rally to protest the Trump administration’s reported proposal to narrow the definition of gender to male or female at birth at City Hall in New York City, October 24, 2018. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)
At least one teacher has quit over the new policy, and another was suspended for publicly opposing it.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he local school board in Loudoun County, Va., has enacted a permissive gender-identity policy, which allows students to use restrooms and locker rooms, as well as compete in sports, on the basis of the gender with which they identify rather than their biological sex.

Last week, seven school-board members — Beth Barts, Denise Corbo, Leslee King, Harris Mahedavi, Atoosa Reaser, Brenda Sheridan, and Ian Serotkin — voted to approve the new policy, while two, Jeffrey Morse and John Beatty, voted against it.

Both Beatty and Morse said they opposed the policy in part because parents in the district hadn’t had enough time

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