I am adamantly opposed to the model policies. VA Law Section 1-240.1. Rights of Parents is ignored--"A parent has a fundamental right to make decisions concerning the upbringing, education, and care of the parent's child." The model policies undermine the role of parents in raising their children by leaving parents out of the loop on every level, including allowing children to "transgender" without parents' knowledge.
Diversity (pgs 3-4) is lacking in the group that developed the model policies as evidenced by no representation from parental rights groups, family advocacy groups, faith-based higher education, the faith community and people no longer identifying as transgender. Only one parent representative was included.
"Our true identity, as male and female persons, is given by God. It is not only foolish, but hopeless, to try to make ourselves what God did not create us to be" (Nashville Statement, cbmw.org).