Fairfax County Public Schools passed an amendment to their non-discrimination policy, adding “gender identity” to the list of disallowed reasons for treating people differently.
Here’s their new policy:
No student, employee, or applicant for employment in the Fairfax County Public Schools shall, on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, marital status, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity, as required by law. It is the express intent of the School Board that every policy, practice, and procedure shall conform to all applicable requirements of federal and state law.
The vote was 10-1-1 (ten in favor, one opposed, and one abstaining).
Good work, you guys!
Check out the ridiculous placards held by some young women who were there:
I have yet to hear of anyone peeking over the stall walls where equality policies protect transgender persons, but I am going to assume such a practice would already be cause for discipline in the public schools, and that it still will.
If anyone ever does it.