The Western Cape Education Department’s has proposed Draft Guidelines on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in Public Schools. The purpose of these guidelines includes “promoting gender identity and gender expression”. If adopted, the Guidelines will apply to all public schools in the Western Cape and will potentially set precedent for similar Guidelines or policy in other Provinces.
The issue is not simply one of equality (treating all learners the same), but of learners’ privacy and safety which cannot simply be overridden in the name of promoting a particular ideology.
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