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Florida school to refer to students by 'biological sex' and ask LGBTQ+ students to leave
2022-08-21

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A religious school in Florida said it will only refer to students by their sex assigned at birth, while pupils who are LGBTQ+ "will be asked to leave the school immediately," NBC News reported.

A June correspondence involving Grace Christian School, near Tampa, from Administrator Barry McKeen said that students will be referred to by the "gender on their birth certificates" during the school year beginning this month.

One part of the correspondence read, "[O]ne's biological sex must be affirmed and no attempts should be made to physically change, alter or disagree with one's biological gender — including, but not limited to, elective sex reassignment, transvestite, transgender, or non-binary gender fluid acts of conduct (Genesis 1:26-28). Students in school will be referred to by the gender on their birth certificate and be referenced in name in the same fashion."

While the policy is not new, it must be understood and accepted completely, the email said, adding that parents would "have to agree to all policies and procedures before your student may start school in August."

The email prompted the family of a 16-year-old girl—who is lesbian and was a student at the school—to transfer her to another religious school that is more accepting.

The full article is at www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/florida-school-will-only-refer-students-biological-gender-rcna43545.


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