(National Sentinel)Â Cultural Destruction:Â A proposal that is being taken seriously in Vermont would allow children as young as five to choose what race and what gender they want to be, regardless of their birth DNA.
As reported byÂ Fox News:
On one side are parents who say they want a more welcoming climate for their transgender or non-binary children. On the other side are parents who say the proposal infringes on their basic parental rights.
Under Regulation 225, schools would be required to provide access to facilities and activities that are consistent with a student’s gender identityâ€”regardless of the child’s sex at birth. That includes bathrooms, locker rooms, team sports and adhering to the child’s preferred name. Under the proposal, students could also choose their own race.
Scores of parents are upset about a provision in the new regulation that says schools do not have to inform them of their own child’s decisions.
Rather, the policy ‘advises’ school officials to first measure a child’s well-being before telling parents anything.
As several states consider or implement new rules that offer special rights and protections to transgender students — estimated to be about 0.7 percent of students across the U.S. between the ages of 13 and 17 — Delaware’s proposal goes much further: The child gets to make decisions regarding sex and race and those decisions are final, even if parents disagree.
“The regulation isn’t about keeping a secret, it’s about what’s in the best interest of the child,” Mark Purpura, president of Equality Delaware, told the network. “The reality is there are children living in fear who do not feel comfortable coming out to their parents as gay or transgender.”
Others say the regulation is just another government overreach,Â Fox News reported.
“I would be livid if the school allowed my daughter to make such a significant decision without me,” Terri Hodges, president of the Delaware PTA and committee member, toldÂ Fox News.
“I want to protect children but we can’t pick and choose when to engage parents,” she said, adding that — oddly — she otherwise supports the regulation.
Delaware State Rep. Rich Collins, R-Millsboro told the network that current state regulations regarding anti-discrimination are sufficient to provide students all the protections they need.
“This is taking our eye off the ball,” he said. “We have one school that has a 3-percent math proficiency and there are issues educating our kids [across the state].”
The Delaware proposal also notes that anyone who violates the regulation would be subject to prosecution.
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