School District Says Feds Forced Policy Allowing Transgender Kids To Use Any Bathroom

The Fairfax County Public Schools School Board voted Thursday night to add “gender identity” to its nondiscrimination policy in spite of massive opposition from parents and the area’s religious community. Police were summoned to control a standing-room-only crowd as board members approved the controversial measure. Critics argued it would allow boys who identify as girls to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice—and vice versa. Parents also had concerns about the possibility of transgender teachers. School Board Chair Tamara Derenak Kaufax issued a statement calling the measure a way to “provide an environment which promotes equality where every student and employee is treated with dignity and respect.”

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