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  PARENTS: It’s Time To Push Back And BE HEARD... SIGN PETITION NOW   
Delaware's regulation 225 was covered in national media for 5 weeks straight  in 2018 and created an unprecedented response in our state. Over 10,000 Delawareans signed our petition and succeeding in preventing Regulation 225.
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  • ​Regulation 225 allows any agent of the state to have secret conversations with my child regarding their gender. In no way should the school talk to my child about a serious concern without talking to and partnering with me first. 
  • ​Delaware has existing laws to address discrimination and bullying. Regulation 225 is not necessary and creates more issues than it solves. 
  • ​Regulation 225 does not require the school to discuss with parents first the fact that their child is struggling.
  • ​The Privacy section (pg.5) of Regulation 225, gives no recourse for a student who feels pressured to undress, shower, or share overnight accommodations with individuals of the opposite sex. All students have a right to privacy and dignity.
  • ​Regulation 225 invites instructional material to be used in the classroom, regardless of age, that promotes the ideology of gender fluidity - as a matter of "being inclusive" and non-discriminatory. Biology isn't bigotry.
parents and students must fight to keep their voice and their rights in Delaware
Updated July 9th, 2018
The premise of Regulation 225 creates concern for the safety and privacy of all students. There's STILL no recourse for a student who feels pressured to undress, shower, or share overnight accommodations with individuals of the opposite sex.  Regardless of revisions, Regulation 225 (Reg.225) is a regressive mandate that will result in young women losing their right to free speech and privacy from males. This courageous student, Alexis Lightcap, explains how she is fighting for her voice in this process. "They made me feel like I was the problem for feeling uncomfortable, unsafe, and vulnerable with a boy in the bathroom." 

Why the revised Regulation 225 STILL a problem:

1) Parental permission is required AFTER an agent of the school has had private conversations with your child about his/her gender and sexuality without you knowing anything about it. 

The revised Reg. 225, section 3.0, when applied, says that if a minor student of any age wishes to self identify his/her gender (or race), the school will discuss the permission process with the minor student. Based on that discussion, the school will assess and determine the degree to which the minor's parent or guardian is aware of the minor's desire to change his/her gender identity. If the student does not permit the school to request permission from the parent, then the school will not do so.

There is no requirement to inform parents of the struggle their minor student is having, resulting in a degree of secrecy in keeping the parents out of the process. 

Keeping young students' very real struggles from the help and support of their parents is not the answer. Regulation 225 is not the answer. 

In contrast to Reg 225, we as parents should expect the school to immediately notify us if symptoms of gender dysphoria are exhibited or a child wants to be treated in a manner opposite from their biological sex. We should be notified in writing with reasonable specificity. 

Based on social media traffic, the leading activists in the transgender community are lobbying hard to keep parents out of the process completely. Their agenda cannot advance if parents have the final say over the care of their children. Anyone, especially parents, who doesn't embrace gender dysphoria as a normal identity is considered a threat to their child. 

2) Regulation 225 STILL affects school curriculum! 

Regulation 225 applies to Instructional Material (pgs. 5 & 7), which is easily interpreted to mean that any material in the classroom that does not promote the ideology of gender fluidity and transgenderism is discriminatory.  

Regulation 225 mandates that instructional materials, sports and extra-curricular activities, and use of bathrooms and locker rooms are based on one's gender identity, separating mind from body, and eradicating observable facts about human sexuality. Meaning, biological differences between the sexes are considered irrelevant and discriminatory.

Biology is not bigotry! 

The premise of Regulation 225 is to assert the terms “gender identity” and “sex” interchangeably to prohibit "discrimination." 

Sex and gender identity are two very different concepts. Gender identity is based on a person’s feelings, while sex is determined by biology.

Reg. 225 ignores biological sex, therefore separating the sexes based on biological and scientific fact will now be considered discriminatory. 

Instruction materials throughout the curriculum will reflect this change. This redefinition of terms is the premise on which the Governor of Delaware and the Democrat Party have mandated this change in our schools.

3) If a student feels unsafe or intimidated by a transgender classmate entering her locker room or bathroom... Regulation 225 STILL gives no recourse for a student who feels pressured to undress, shower, or share overnight accommodations with individuals of the opposite sex. 

We can't put our daughters or our sons in this situation.

Students like Alexis (in the video above) are well aware that biology is the reason that sex-specific private facilities were established in the first place—and it’s for that reason that student privacy matters.

“I don’t have a problem sharing a bathroom with someone who identifies as transgender—provided they are the same sex I am. I do have trouble with a policy that says anyone who’s in an opposite-sex mood today can stroll in and observe me in my intimate moments—and with school officials who value the feelings of a few students more than the dignity and privacy of all those in their care.”

How to Stop Regulation 225:

* Super easy! Click here or the red button and follow the prompts. It doesn't matter that you did it months ago, this is is a new comment period that ends on July 6th, and we need your help in getting the word out to as many people as possible. 

* Send this email to as many like minded people as possible and urge them to leave a comment. 

Parents: We urge you to be alert and remain vigilant and involved in this process. More than ever, know what is being taught, who is teaching it, and who is having private conversations with your kids.


--------------Looking Ahead--------------

Protect parental rights in Delaware! 

Delaware Legislators have responded with a much needed Parental Rights Amendment to the State Constitution. Keep watching for more updates! 

IMPORTANT: Reg. 225 invites teaching material like the "genderbread person" or the "gender unicorn" to be used in the classroom, regardless of age. According to Delaware law and this regulation, parents don't have to know a thing about it. 

Follow the example of this Dad whose child in elementary school brought home the gender packet. You've got to see this!!!

Additional concerns with Regulation 225:

  • Section 7.4 says students can self-identify their gender or race.
  • Sections 7.3.1 – 7.4.1 uses the word “may,” meaning the school may disregard and bypass the parents altogether if the school (and who is that exactly?) perceives that the parent is “not supportive” (a non-ally) of the student in their new gender or race. 
  • Sections 5.1 and 5.2 are completely subjective and create all sorts of opportunities for perceived discrimination as well as the avoidance of teaching certain historical and scientific facts. In addition, they usher in gender identity curriculum, and if one pushes back on it, it will be deemed discriminatory. It's clear that any kind of affirmation of a child’s biological sex can be construed as discriminatory, even telling a student about a scholarship opportunity (section 10.5).
  • Sections - 6.4 allow for boys to play female sports. 6.4 opens up all contact sports, based on the definition of gender, which is however one identifies.
  • Section 8.0  mentions student privacy like it's an afterthought.
  • Sections 1.3 and 10.4 make this regulation a requirement.
 Parents need to be aware that Reg. 225 invites the opportunity to teach children, as young as kindergarten, that they can choose their gender based on how they feel inside. The "Gingerbread Person 2.0" and "the Gender Unicorn" are only two examples of the teaching tools for young students.

The popular book George is also used as a teaching tool for elementary students. It's a story of a 10-year-old boy who is hiding his true identity from his family and friends but unveils his true self to the community in a school production of Charlotte's Web. 

In addition to its promotion of sexual politics, the book undermines parental authority by casting George's mother as a non-ally while the school principal (whose office is decorated with LGBTQ affirming posters) saves the day. This message of parents as the "non-ally" is the justification used to have secret conversations with children without parens knowing.

What is a parent to do? 

Talk to your kids each day about what they learned and what books were assigned and who was in the classroom. 

By all means, seek to understand (Prov. 2) and use these great materials:

Guide for Parents:

Free Resource: When Transgender Issues Enter Your World

A Must Read for all of us:  "When Harry Became Sally" by Ryan Anderson"

Delaware's regulation 225 was covered in national media for 5 weeks straight and created an unprecedented response in our state. To date, over 10,000 Delawareans have signed our petition to stop regulation 225.

Fox News Live: "Parents absolutely should be the primary educators... [in] the understanding of gender and race, and culture." - Nicole Theis
Tucker Carlson interviews Mark Purpura from the Equality Delaware Foundation (2-28-18) on the impact of Regulation 225 in our schools.

The Transgender Presentation to Delaware Middle and High School Students by the "Yes Institute," an organization making the rounds in Delaware schools. 

This presentation was given to middle school students in Delaware by a woman who had a beard, presented herself as a man, said she was a heterosexual male and married to a woman, and can have a baby. 

Sound confusing? 

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