This bill is critically important to protect the equal rights of some of our most vulnerable youth. The message sent by the state, the legislature, school boards, school administration, and teachers is what will be received by all students. That should be a message of support for student development, choice, safety, and a non-discriminatory learning environment and community.
There is real harm to transgender students from negative messages we send, and no evidence of harm for inclusive and supportive policies. Do the right thing and pass this bill.
Arlington, VA (mom to 3 public school students)