The Victorian Department of Education has a very concerning policy regarding LGBT ideology in schools.
One that conflates sexual orientation with sexual identity.
Sexual orientation relies on biology, for example heterosexuals are attracted to the opposite sex while homosexuals are attracted to the same sex. Gender identities however deny biology and rely solely on unreliable and unmeasurable feelings such as transgender that perpetuates the lie that a person can change their sex.
The policy of the education department is not based on facts, or evidence-based science so how it can be referred to as ‘education’ is beyond comprehension.
It is pure indoctrination.
The supposed purpose of the policy is to support LGBTIQ students. In doing so, anyone who holds to the reality of biological sex is discriminated against.
The opening statement in the summary reminds readers that it is unlawful under state and federal laws to discriminate against a person on the grounds of their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.
The education department goes on to claim that all schools “must take reasonable steps to eliminate discrimination on the basis of sex, gender and sexuality.”
Continuing to deny reality, the government policy supports only “positive action” steps and states that “schools must work with students affirming their gender identity to prepare and implement a student support plan”.
This is a complete and utter denial of biological science. No person on earth has ever changed their sex, they can only appropriate, imitate, pretend or make-believe. Yet this “education” policy denies blatant facts and enforces a political agenda.
Most alarming is the part of the policy referring to parental consent.
There may be circumstances in which students wish or need to undertake gender transition without the consent of their parent/s (or carer/s), and/or without consulting medical practitioners.
If no agreement can be reached between the student and the parent/s regarding the student’s gender identity, or if the parent/s will not consent to the contents of a student support plan, it will be necessary for the school to consider whether the student is a mature minor.
If a student is considered a mature minor they can make decisions for themselves without parental consent and should be affirmed in their gender identity at school without a family representative/carer participating in formulating the school management plan.
This is horrendous! Since when is a school more qualified than medical professionals or parents to facilitate treatments that can cause irreversible harm to children?
Are parents in Victoria even aware of this policy?
It is beyond comprehension that the state of Victoria can claim to have more rights when it comes to children than their own parents.