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Two groups showed up ahead of Thursday’s Utah state board of education meeting

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Salt Lake City, Utah — In order to voice their opinions on how gender identity should be handled inside the classrooms, two groups showed up ahead of Thursday’s Utah state board of education meeting.

A board subcommittee was working on a guidance document called “understanding gender identity to better support students”.

The policy outlines laws, policies, and best practices for educators when it comes to students’ preferred names and pronouns in the classroom.

According to policy supporters, it’ll help create equality and inclusion in schools by allowing students to be called by their name and pronoun of choice.

But because it requires educators to ask for a parent’s permission before calling them by preferred pronouns, there is some disagreement with the policy.

The subcommittee won’t meet until Friday to review the gender identity policy.

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