+These policies are harmful to families, transgender students and all children. The affirmation and celebration of gender identities not in line with biological sex leads to dependence on cross-gender hormones, mutilating surgeries, the loss of private and safe spaces for girls.
+The policies lead to confusion among all children as they question whether they can trust the body they were born in, or need to declare their pronouns. They are forced to address sexual identity issues before it is developmentally appropriate.
+While some believe these policies are well-intentioned, they in fact undermine the primary role parents have in raising their children.
+It is a gross act of arrogance for schools to insert themselves in the most intimate of developmental stages when children are wrestling with their identities.
+These policies make no allowances for teachers, parents or students who disagree with affirming transgender identities based on biology, morality, common sense or safety concerns.
This is bad policy for all Virginians!