(RepublicanWire.org) – Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin did not mince words about Fairfax County’s transgender school policy. Youngkin said, “biological boys” should not be competing against “biological girls” in sports. This should not be a controversial take, but in today’s day and age, it seems controversial.
During a Parents Matter rally in Fairfax County, hosted by Youngkin, he ripped into the transgender school policy.
Youngkin said, “They think that parents have no right to know what your child is discussing with their teacher or their counselor, particularly when some of the most important topics, most important topics that a child may want to discuss are being determined. What’s their name? What pronoun will they use? How are they going to express their gender? This is a decision that bureaucrats in Fairfax County believe that they should be able to make without telling parents.”
During an interview, Youngkin continued his condemnation of “progressive liberals trying to push parents out of their children’s lives.”
Youngkin added, “What I’m continually surprised by is really the approach that would push parents out of any decision that’s material in their child’s life – and to write a regulation for a school that says don’t tell parents, is just wrong. And in fact, in Virginia code, says parents have a fundamental right to make decisions with regards to their child’s education, upbringing in care, and I don’t know any topic you just discussed that isn’t in that category, and therefore they’re required to speak to parents.”
“I find this whole discussion of where school systems and particularly this one is led by progressive liberals trying to push parents out of their children’s lives is something that the voters spoke loudly on last year. And I think they’re going to speak loudly on it again and again and again until they’re fully engaged in their children’s lives.”
It is becoming a common theme for biological males to compete in women’s sports. It is wrong, and it is unfair to the women who have worked hard to have the opportunity to win in their respective sports. For all those politicians who claim to be women’s rights advocates, they are nowhere to be found on this issue because they don’t think it will benefit them politically.
Youngkin concluded by saying, “The idea that these particular decisions with regards to children who are really trying to make some very tough decisions in their lives, first are going to exclude parents, and then second of all are going to rely on folks that may not share the family’s values in those decisions, I just think this is just fundamentally wrong.”
“We need to meet every child where they are. We need to respect every child, we need to love every child and understand the difficulties of these decisions. And how in the world could you not involve parents in that process?” Finally, I don’t think that biological boys should be playing sports with biological girls. I don’t think that locker rooms should be locker rooms where a child can choose which one to go into.”
Youngkin is correct. It is fundamentally wrong, and parents will have their voices heard in November.