A proposed anti-discrimination policy for Delaware schools has both parents and state legislators up in arms.
The First State’s proposed gender policy would effectively allow students to change their gender identity in learning institutions at the discretion of educational administrators.
What does this mean?
The policy explicitly provides that educators should consider not consulting or notifying parents of children who wish to change their gender identity, if those parents are not supportive enough of the gender identity change.
According to the proposed regulation:
A school may request permission from the parent or legal guardian of a minor student before a “preferred name” is accepted; provided, however, that prior to requesting the permission from a parent or legal guardian, the school should consult and work closely with the student to assess the degree to which, if any, the parent or legal guardian is aware of the Protected Characteristic and is supportive of the student, and the school shall take into consideration the safety, health and well-being of the student in deciding whether to request permission from the parent or legal guardian.