Students arranged shows across Virginia, USA on Tuesday to enroll their disappointment over new rules placing limitations on transsexual students in the state’s government funded schools.
Reports uncovered that understudies in Woodbridge, Springfield, Manassas, McLean and other Virginia urban communities were waving rainbow post signs and shouting, “Trans privileges are basic liberties!”
According NBC News, Virginia State Governor, Glenn Youngkin, recently, revamped the state model arrangements for the treatment of transsexual students, commanding that all students use school offices, including restrooms or storage spaces, according to their sex they recorded upon entering the world.
The strategy modification likewise forbids trans understudies from changing their names and pronouns at school without a parent’s consent and deters school staff from concealing understudies’ characters.
In their reaction to the policy, the affected students staged walkouts in the streets saying the governor wants to take away their rights.
A transgender senior student at McLean High School in Fairfax County, who helped in organising the protests, Ranger Balleisen, said, “Transgender are students just like everybody else. We don’t want to be out here fighting for our rights and protesting – we want to be in calculus class and learning how to drive.”
“But, instead, we have to be here, because they’re to take away our rights,” he added.
Meanwhile, Youngkin’s spokesperson, Macaulay Porter responded to the protests via an email to reporters, saying, “While students exercise their free speech today, we’d note that these policies state that students should be treated with compassion and schools should be free from bullying and harassment.”