I don't even see the case the parents are trying to make. Other than that their poor dears aren't smart enough to accept changes like this. Or that sexual reassignment surgery is like lead paint, a hot grill or a stranger's Econoline van _ stuff you want your kids to stay the hell away from.
Of course, there's not a lot of data to back up the parents' position. I'm sorry, but if you're going to object to something like this, shouldn't you at least try to show potential for actual harm?
Petri dish? Really. Is being around transgendered people an experiment now? I have friends who are all about the reproducing. I'm reasonably sure they'll be the kind of parents who set examples for open-mindedness and acceptance of differences. As I'm reasonably certain that I will be, should I choose to loose my progeny upon an unwitting world.
"I, as a parent, am appalled to have this issue brought into my child's psychology," Steve Bond said.
Vincent Mustacchio predicted "chaos" at the school when the students learned of McBeth's surgery
Young children will be confused by the conflicting appearance of McBeth, who has a deep voice and masculine features but otherwise looks like a woman, other parents said.
"I will not allow you to put my kids in a petri dish and hope it all turns out fine," said Mark Schnepp, who had taken out an ad in a local newspaper urging parents to turn out for the meeting.
I just don't see the argument here, other than that these parents think sex-changes are icky. Thankfully, the grownups prevailed; the school board found their arguments lacking, too.