Human Rights Campaign: VA Governor Glenn Youngkin's Rollback of Protections for Transgender Students Jeopardizes the Lives and Dignity of Vulnerable Children

by HRC staff

HRC Legislative Counsel Courtnay Avant released the following statement today:

“Governor Glenn Youngkin’s new anti-LGBTQ+ policies attacking the rights of transgender students living in Virginia is yet another example of an extremist politician using anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and policies to rile up their base. As a candidate and governor, Glenn Youngkin has repeatedly used his platform to promote anti-equality and anti-choice policies that are out of step with the views of everyday Virginians – and this new guidance is no exception. These policies blatantly stigmatize and isolate our most vulnerable children and place their lives at risk. The Human Rights Campaign will fight alongside our members and partners to ensure that transgender students in Virginia are given the same rights are their peers.”

Courtnay Avant

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