Delaware Parents Say Their Rights Come Before LGBT-Friendly Schools

Thousands of parents spoke out against the Delaware Education Department’s Regulation 225, which was a bureaucratic move to allow school recognition of children wanting to change their gender without notifying their parents. “The authority to raise children is not for the state. It’s for the parent,” objected the parents during an Indian River School District Board of Education meeting. In the face of a firestorm of protest — more than 11,000 people filed objections with the Department of Education and the Indian River School District’s board of education voted unanimously to oppose the original version — Regulation 225 has been rewritten to put parents back at the top of the decision-making process. However, the updated version of the regulation still instructs school districts to make sure kids who decide their birth gender is no longer a good fit can use the locker rooms and bathrooms of their choice.
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