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Published On: Thu, Jul 28th, 2016

Virginia’s Fairfax County School Board halts transgender in locker room policy change

The Fairfax County School Board announced after a closed session that the district would hold off on implementing the controversial policy of allowing “boys” in the girls’ locker rooms to accommodate the gender fluidity mandates which comes with the ever-growing transgender policies.

“We are pleased to see Fairfax County School Board take a step back, listen to the valid concerns of parents and students in the district, and delay implementing a policy that would have severe consequences for the privacy and safety of their students,” Matt Sharp, legal counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, told LifeSiteNews.

The scheduled staff session explaining and discussing the policy was also cancelled.

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“It is these same concerns that led to 24 states and governors suing the Obama Administration over the locker room/bathroom mandate that requires every school to allow boys into girls’ facilities.”

It would notesworthy to point out that Fairfax was one of the first school boards to pass a non-discrimination policy, including gender self-identity, in May 2015 — a full year ahead of President Obama’s announced interpretation of Title IX anti-discrimination law applying to self-designated transgender students. The subsequent Obama “mandate” on the topic has resulted in several lawsuits.

Twenty-three states have joined North Carolina challenging the Obama Administration over its threats to withhold federal funds to schools that keep gender-specific bathrooms.

Those lawsuits were cited by the Fairfax board placing their policy “temporarily on hold” until the resolution of the challenges in the courts.

“We are hopeful that Fairfax County will realize that there are better solutions, such as making available several single-stall restrooms for use by any student who desires greater privacy while also maintaining the distinct facilities for boys and girls,” Sharp concluded.

According to its website, the school board is “continuing to closely evaluate and monitor the legal implications, as well as the community’s questions through the start of the 2016-17 school year. Before any implementation or formal adoption of the regulation, the board will provide additional information and further opportunity for public comment on this important topic.”

The Washington Post called it “a step backward,” reflecting “trumped-up fears about student safety.”

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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