School Board Adds 'Gender Identity' Protections for Transgender Students
Parents are outraged after the school board in Fairfax County, Virginia, voted to change its non-discrimination policy in county schools to include "gender identity."
Under the new plan, a student who is male but identifies as female can use the girls' bathroom and locker room, and vice versa. The policy also blocks parents from removing children from a classroom taught by a transgender teacher.
The only board member to vote against the policy, Elizabeth Schultz, joined Tucker Carlson on "Fox and Friends Weekend" to speak out about why she opposed the change.
"The question really comes down to whose agenda is this and what have we done about government overreach into local school boards across the United States of America," Schultz said. "This apparently is being compelled upon us by the Office of Civil Rights through the U.S. Department of Education under the U.S. Department of Justice."
She said that the notion that the government can reach into the 14,000 school districts across America and tell 90,000 school board members that they must comply or risk losing federal education money is "preposterous."
"Is my federal government telling me ... that I have to comply with their language or they're going to take away our children's lunch money? Really?" Schultz said.
"These are public schools for the public's benefit with public dollars."
Watch more in the "Fox and Friends Weekend" clip above.
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