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Loudoun County Spending $11M on Gender-Neutral School Bathrooms

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What can you buy with $11 million? In Loudon County, Virginia, it's buying gender-neutral bathrooms in two high schools this fall.

So sex-specific bathrooms will be a thing of the past for some high-schoolers in Loudon County.

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Appearing on this week's episode of The Global Lane, Young Voices commentator and Loudon County School Teacher Juliana Sweeny says parents should be alarmed.
"This is not only an expensive problem at $11 million, but this is also a problem of privacy, and the principle in and of itself," she said.

Sweeny says the safety and rights of girls and women are being subjugated in this debate over bathrooms.

"We continue to get rid of women's spaces at the expense of their safety. In some cases, there are 13 and 14-year-old girls who would be sharing bathrooms with 18, 19, and perhaps even 20-year-old men. And so this is at a steep cost, not only in price but also for the students' safety," she said.

She's calling on parents to make their voices heard and to also consider alternatives like Christian schools.

You can watch the entire interview on this week's Global Lane.


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Gary Lane

Mr. Lane currently serves as International News Director and Senior International Correspondent for CBN News. He has traveled to more than 120 countries—many of them restricted nations or areas hostile to Christianity and other minority faiths where he has interviewed persecution victims and has provided video reports and analysis for CBN News. Also, he has provided written stories and has served as a consultant for the Voice of the Martyrs. Gary joined The Christian Broadcasting Network in 1984 as the first full-time Middle East Correspondent for CBN News. Based in Jerusalem, Gary produced