Samuel Smith – March 15, 2018
Concerned parents in a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. were barred during a recent committee hearing from questioning a motion to replace the terms “biological sex” and “biological gender” with the phrase “sex assigned at birth” in public school curriculum.
Tensions arose during Thursday’s meeting of the Fairfax County Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee where the motion affecting family life curriculum’s in eighth, ninth and 10th grades was overwhelmingly passed by the committee to be reviewed for final vote by the Fairfax County School Board at the end of the year.
Committee member Daniel Press brought up his concern by arguing that “the term biological gender is not an acceptable term.”
“The proper term should be sex assigned at birth, gender assigned at birth, not biological gender or biological sex,” Press asserted at the meeting. “We should always be using the term sex assigned at birth.”