Ok, twisted headline from their site. The Fairfax County School Board is voting on a policy that will label “misgendering” “malicious” which will allow a child to be suspended for bullying.
Thus if Jimmy puts on a skirt, walks into the girls bathroom to take a dump and somebody says “Dude! What do you think you are doing?”
The person doing the questioning is a bully and can be suspended.
If Jimmy, in his dress in class, over hears Jill say to Sally, “He’s a freak” She can get suspended as a bully for the “He’s” but not “a freak”
In this case a number of Fairfax County Parents organized a rally to fight for first amendment rights for their kids and to stop this stupidity.
“This is a violation of our children’s first amendment rights,” said one protesting parent. “We should not be for compelled speech, no one should.”
After a late night debate over the adoption of the district’s latest Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook which largely focused on the future of cellphones in FCPS classrooms, the board decided to pass the amendments with a number of follow-on options.