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Guidance Document Change: The Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools guidance document was developed in response to House Bill 145 and Senate Bill 161, enacted by the 2020 Virginia General Assembly, which directed the Virginia Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board model policies concerning the treatment of transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools. These guidelines address common issues regarding transgender students in accordance with evidence-based best practices and include information, guidance, procedures, and standards relating to: compliance with applicable nondiscrimination laws; maintenance of a safe and supportive learning environment free from discrimination and harassment for all students; prevention of and response to bullying and harassment; maintenance of student records; identification of students; protection of student privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive information; enforcement of sex-based dress codes; and student participation in sex-specific school activities, events, and use of school facilities.
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2/3/21  9:13 am
Commenter: Casey Rafter

Conflict with 1A Religious Freedom, Dignitatis Humanae and Conscience

Conflict with 1A Religious Freedom, Dignitatis Humanae and Conscience:

The 1st Amendment binds State.
Dignitatis Humanae binds Church.
Conscience binds the Individual.

I am protected by conscience.
Conscience is protected by Church.
Church is protected by State.

The individual inviolable conscience rejects the authority of any forces seeking to compel action against conscience. Life itself is a steady state of religious ritual in practice. Any tax imposition or attempts to restrict freedom is null and the opportunity forfeit until which time appropriate efforts are converted to alignment of each individual conscience.

“If a law is within the legitimate power of government to enact, then the First Amendment does not apply. That amendment is about what is outside the power of government and what it may not do.”

By the very nature of the proposed regulation citing protection of the first amendment, the proposed ruling also confirms that religious liberty falls equally and irrefutably under the same sphere of influence.

It is self-evident that which is outside the power of (State) government is equally and irrefutably outside the power of (Church) government for reasons the same. The supreme jurisdiction on matters of faith and morals remains the inviolable conscience of the individual.

It is imperative that detailed and concise language outlining the relationship of individual conscience with the proposed is included for the benefit of each individual resident of Virginia. Failure to do so negates the positive moment in the spirit of the proposed regulation. This opportunity to realize positive potential and combine efforts of faith, hope and love at the individual level is at stake.


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