Youngkin On Fire: ‘Progressive Liberals Trying To Push Parents Out Of Their Children’s Lives’

Blasting Fairfax County’s policy regarding how they treat students who claim to be transgender, Virginia Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin said parents must not be left in the dark when students “come out.”

His remarks came during a Parents Matter rally, which targeted school policies in Fairfax county. The county does not require students to obtain parental permission to express themselves with alternate pronouns and enter different locker rooms/bathrooms. It also does not require school officials to alert parents to a child who thinks they are “transitioning.”

Youngkin said, “They think that parents have no right to know what your child is discussing with their teacher or their counselor, particularly when some of the most important topics, most important topics that a child may want to discuss are being determined. What’s their name? What pronoun will they use? How are they going to express their gender? This is a decision that bureaucrats in Fairfax County believe that they should be able to make without telling parents.”

Youngkin made an additional statement with WJLA saying,  “progressive liberals trying to push parents out of their children’s lives.”

He went on to say, “What I’m continually surprised by is really the approach that would push parents out of any decision that’s material in their child’s life – and to write a regulation for a school that says don’t tell parents, is just wrong. And in fact, in Virginia code, says parents have a fundamental right to make decisions with regards to their child’s education, upbringing in care, and I don’t know any topic you just discussed that isn’t in that category, and therefore they’re required to speak to parents.”