(CBN News) – In the latest effort to push forward an LGBTQ agenda in education, the Washington, D.C. school district will become the first school district in the nation to let families select “non-binary” – rather than male or female when indicating the gender of their child on enrollment forms. The policy is set to go into effect for the 2019 school year, according to The Washington Post. “Non-binary” is a term used to describe people who do not consider their gender identities strictly male or female.

D.C. school district officials say the move is a part of a broader effort to make sure that transgender and non-binary students feel welcome in classrooms. The enrollment forms will also inform teachers to know which students are non-binary in their classes, according to the Post. We value the whole child at D.C. Public Schools, and have worked diligently to ensure our schools are safe and inclusive for all students, staff, and families,” interim chancellor Amanda Alexander said in a statement. READ MORE