Concerned Parents on SCOTUS decision to hear VA Case

CPEFC on Supreme Court Decision to Hear VA Case

(Fairfax, VA) Concerned Parents and Educators of Fairfax County (CPEFC) released a statement today regarding the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., probably sometime this winter.

“This case will have far reaching implications for students in both Gloucester and Fairfax Counties, around the Commonwealth, and across the country. Issues of privacy, personal safety, and respect for religious and cultural values will be important factors for the Justices to consider. Many individual rights conflict in this case. We look forward to a ruling that maintains common sense protections for personal spaces of women and children and the protection of gains for women made under Title IX.

“While this case deals with bathroom privacy, the implications for student locker rooms and hotel rooms must not be forgotten. The Supreme Court must uphold fundamental truths about the dignity of each human person and protect personal spaces for both men and women,” said Meg Kilgannon, Executive Director of Concerned Parents and Educators of Fairfax County.

Fairfax County Public School’s controversial Policy 1450 regarding treatment of transgendered students and staff is on hold pending the outcome of this decision. Parents have voiced strong objection to Policy 1450 since its speedy passage in May of 2016.

“Regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision on this particular case, our society has to grapple with these issues and determine how to preserve the rights of those most vulnerable, protect children from dangerous fads of pseudoscience, and treat all people with dignity and respect,” Kilgannon concluded.

CPEFC Demands Resignation of Fairfax Democrat Party Official

(Fairfax, VA) Concerned Parents and Educators of Fairfax County (CPEFC) released a statement today calling for the resignation of Sue Langley in response to the Fairfax County Democratic Committee Chair’s disrespectful call for the resignation of Fairfax County School Board member Elizabeth Schultz.

“To demonize an American citizen for supporting the nominee of her party for President of the United States is simply unacceptable. Are we now living in the People’s Republic of Fairfax? Do all thoughts and ideas have to be approved by Sue Langley? How dare she make disparaging comments that trivialize the legitimate concerns of parents who disagree with her?” asked Meg Kilgannon, Executive Director of Concerned Parents and Educators of Fairfax County.

Earlier in the day, Ms. Langley put out a statement cataloguing Ms. Schultz’s defense of parents and students regarding FCPS’s transgender Policy 1450, which allows males to access to school facilities including bathrooms, lockers and hotel rooms on school trips, previously reserved for female students, and vice versa. She went on to call Ms. Schultz an extremist bigot.

“Ms. Langley’s inability to have a civil conversation on issues of importance to the parents of Fairfax County sets a poor example. Since she cannot defend the nine school board members who voted with reckless disregard to fling wide the doors of bathrooms, locker rooms and hotel rooms at the risk of the safety of our school children, she must instead attack one of the few defenders of parents and children on the Fairfax County School Board, Elizabeth Schultz,” Kilgannon continued.

“Under former Fairfax County School Board Chair Pat Hynes, parent voices were ignored and no consideration was allowed for opposing viewpoints or rational debate of Policy 1450. If the Public Comment segment of recent school board meetings is any indication, Fairfax County parents have plenty to say on this controversial topic,” she said.

“It’s interesting that even in victory for her point of view, Ms. Langley will not be satisfied until those opposed to her views are eliminated.  She will bully and threaten public servants in an attempt to destroy. Ms. Langley represents partisan politics at its worst. If anyone here is an extremist bigot, it’s Ms. Langley. She should apologize to Ms. Schultz and resign immediately to minimize embarrassment for Democrats in Fairfax County,” Kilgannon concluded.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Concerned Parents and Educators at 202-930-5347 or www.concernedparentsandeducators.org

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