The Loudoun County Controversy, And The Limi…

A week ago, The Daily Wire released a blockbuster expose (paywalled, but here is Newsweek’s coverage of the initial story) on a situation taking place in Loudoun County, Virginia. To tell the story we need to go back to June of this year when Scott Smith, the father of a young woman attending Stone Bridge High School, was arrested at a school board meeting addressing a proposed policy on transgender and non-binary students. Specifically, the policy up for debate addressed the use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender and non-gender-conforming (TGNC) students, permitting the use of those facilities to correspond with a student’s "consistently asserted gender identity." Smith’s arrest was caught on camera and quickly went viral, and was latched on to as another example of conservative parents acting out at school board meetings in response to issues such as critical race theory and transgender student rights, or as

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