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September 29, 2022

On September 29, 2022, the ACLU of Virginia added its voice to over 50,000 comments opposing the model policies for transgender and nonbinary students proposed by the Youngkin adminstration earlier in the month.

These policies are contrary to state law and their adoption will result in rampant violations of the rights of students, parents, and school personnel, and will inflict serious harm on transgender and nonbinary students. 

All students should be safe, welcomed, and included in Virginia’s public schools. We oppose the 2022 Model Policies in their entirety and demand that the VDOE rescind them, leaving the existing 2021 Model Policies in place.

You can read the full submitted comment below.