(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.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Virginia’s new attorney general has slammed state school boards after a group of them filed a lawsuit demanding mask mandates for students remain in place.

As soon as he took office last Saturday, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) signed a series of executive orders, starting to carry out the promises he made on the campaign trail. One of them was an order to allow parents to exempt their children from school mask mandates for any reason.

Not all the state’s school boards were willing to accept the new rules, and on January 25 Chesapeake School District and six others filed a lawsuit against Youngkin. The suit claims the executive order violates a 2021 state law requiring school boards to offer in-person teaching that follows CDC guidance on anti-COVID measures “to the maximum extent practicable.” The suit argues it includes masks; Republicans – including physician and State Senator Siobhan Dunnavant, who helped write the state law – say it doesn’t.

Now, Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) has called out the school boards for double standards. He talked to Fox News on Monday and said the state will defend against the suit, and reminded viewers the school boards “stood by and stayed silent” when Youngkin’s Democrat predecessor closed schools, businesses and churches across the state.

If they didn’t think the action was exceeding the governor’s powers, asked Miyares, why are they suddenly outraged now?

Virginia’s new governor has wasted no time getting to grips with the issues that helped propel him into office. The first item on Glenn Youngkin’s (R-VA) agenda is an investigation into a woke school scandal that ended with three girls allegedly raped by a perverted predator.

When he took office on January 15, Governor Youngkin went straight to work, signing 11 executive actions. Among other things he struck down his Democrat predecessor’s controversial mask and vaccine mandates, and banned the teaching of Critical Race Theory in Virginia’s schools. But the initiative that got the most attention was an investigation into the scandal in Loudoun County’s public schools.

In May 2021 a 14-year-old boy, who gained access to girls’ toilets by claiming to be “gender fluid,” raped a female student in a Loudoun County school. However, at a school board meeting the next month, schools superintendent Scott Ziegler claimed there had been no assaults in any school restroom – and pushed through a new policy allowing students to use a restroom based on how they “identify.”

When the same teenager assaulted another girl last October, public anger exploded amid allegations Ziegler had covered up the first assault to get his policy through. Youngkin, whose focus on Virginia’s schools played a large part in the success of his campaign, promised to find out what really happened – and fix it. He’s already made a start on fulfilling his promise.