The suicide of a local boy, and his family’s courage to fight for change so that mental-health services are covered by insurance, should serve to inspire us as a nation.
We need to stop putting up walls with name-calling and labeling others; rather, we must seek to understand through civil discourse what we share so that we may reach meaningful compromises to move forward.
Although schools we cover have policies to support transgender students, the great danger in having a federal directive that chips away at the civil rights of any of us is it weakens all of us.
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