Just when you think things can’t get any crazier, the Left goes out and throws us another curve ball. Now not only is it OK to choose which gender you identify with, but you can also select which race as well. And to top it off, Delaware is considering a regulation that would allow children of all ages to choose their gender and race without parent approval.
“All students enrolled in a Delaware public school may self-identify gender or race,” reads section 7.4 of Regulation 225. While the proposed regulation states that administrators “may seek parental consent,” it instructs them only to do so if the children feel that their parents are “supportive” enough.
No Rights for Parents
The rules state that the teachers and the school will make the determination themselves as to whether the parent is worthy enough to be informed that they are making this “identification.” Here is the exact wording of the proposed regulation:
7.4.1 A school may request permission from the parent or legal guardian of a minor student before a self-identified gender or race 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.
The new regulation, if approved, will allow students to participate in extracurricular activities with whichever gender they identify. Girls’ locker rooms will allow males who say they identify with being a female. This applies to all ages, folks. Even kindergarteners and first-graders will have the ability to choose their gender and race. And Delaware parents … there’s nothing you can do about it.
A Breath of Sanity
Nicole Theis, the president of Delaware Family Policy Council, a nonprofit organization trying to raise parental awareness of the new rules and the dangers presented, said she is sending out a “5-alarm alert for parents.”
“Regulation 225 violates the right of parents to care for their children without government intrusion. If a student wants to change his/her gender or race, and the school perceives that the student’s parents may not be supportive, the school may bypass the parents (see section 7.3.1 of Regulation 225),” writes Theis.
“Regulation 225 fails to protect the privacy and safety of all students. Students may claim or ‘self-identify’ as the opposite gender at any time and have access to the locker rooms, showers, restrooms, overnight accommodations, and any school activity (sports team) that is gender specific. (5.2-6.4)”
Is choosing a race and gender to identify a onetime shot, or will people be allowed to reinvent themselves whenever they want? Poor future historians and genealogists. Can you imagine the difficulty of tracing your family roots? I’m looking for my ancestor who was born a male, identified as a female, was Irish by birth but identified as Chinese, who refused to have a name because they thought it was objectifying. Could you help me find this person in the census?
The reality is that this will not create a “more protective environment” for children, but will foster confusion and doubt in those that are just learning to interact with a world that already seems in disarray.