Virginia Rules Commission Refuses Removing Secrecy Embedded in Current Transgender Policies

December 21, 2022

The Virginia Rules Commission objected to Governor Glenn Youngkin's proposed rule changes, including the requirement that schools inform parents of any name/pronoun changes involving their children. Other rules would have ensured biological sex determines the usage of bathrooms, lockers, and participation in school sports.

Prior policies developed by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration encouraged schools to prioritize student confidentiality around gender identity, required schools to use names and pronouns requested by students and allowed students to use restrooms and locker rooms aligned with their gender identity. 

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