Youngkin To Critics Of His Trans Student Plan: ‘Read The Policies’

  • CNN anchor Jake Tapper suggested Sunday the Youngkin administration’s new model policy requiring parents to approve of their transgender child’s accommodations are “excluding parents” who supported the previous guidelines.
  • The new policy in fact requires school districts to notify parents if their child wants to change their name, pronoun and  use a bathroom aligning with their identity.
  • “Let me just back up,” the governor responded. “What we’re not saying is that there’s no accommodation. What we are saying is parents have to be engaged in that decision, and if a child and their parent, along with administrators and teachers, choose to have accommodations for that child, they’ll be granted. I would ask people to read the policies.”

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