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2022 MODEL POLICIES
Open: Until Further Notice

By order of Governor Youngkin, the Virginia Department of Education has developed the 2022 Model Policies aimed at reversing the 2021 Model Policies- one of the most inclusive school-based transgender policies in the south. Here in Loudoun, Policy 8040 was based on these 2021 Model Policies. 

This effort will enshrine anti-LGBTQ+ policies in our schools leaving students at risk. Included in these proposed policies: 

  • No protections for non-binary or gender expansive student.

  • Prevents students from accessing school counselors when needed. 

  • Allows teachers and staff to deadname and misgender students. 

  • Creates misleading policy instruction around bathroom usage, sports, and other critical inclusive activities for students.

  • Prevents students from using their gender-affirming name and pronouns without parental permission.

  • And most importantly, will forcibly out transgender and nonbinary students, putting students in unaccepting homes at risk for abuse, violence, and homelessness. 

 

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE

 

  • Email Your School Board Representative- Our School Board does not have to adopt these policies as they are illegal, violating provisions of the Virginia Values Act and the Virginia Human Rights Act. Just as some School Board's did not adopt the 2021 Policies without recourse, Loudoun can choose not adopt these policies that run counter to the mission of educating all students in a safe and equitable learning environment.  Contact the School Board.

  • Comment on the 2022 Model Policies- Opening on September 26, leave a comment for the VDOE that lets htem know these actions are illegal, unequitable, and place students at serious risk of harm, bullying, harassment, discrimination, abuse, violence, and abandonment. Leave Your Comment

  • More coming soon...

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RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT
Open: July 28- November 15, 2022

As cited in the recent Supreme Court case overturning Roe V Wade, the court may reconsider the Obergfell ruling that enshrined equal protections for all marriages, including gay and interacial marriages. This means the Supreme Court could overturnsame-sex marriages, leaving millions of Americans stranded in a legal nightmare that leaves spouses without medical and life insurance, right to life decisions, parental custody, and more. The Senate is now poised to vote on the Respect For Marriage Act that could save these marriages. Call your Senators now to make your voice heard.