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Jacques
Yes I do
We have to achieve equality in the country. Our Constitution is the most progressive in the world and our legislation should reflect that. The LGBTQI community has been left out for far too long. We are a vulnerable group and we face "corrective rape". We face verbal attacks and physical attacks on a daily basis just because of who we are. Nobody's religion can justify the violence we face.
Concerned
Yes I do
MIchelle
No I do not
Redgi
Yes I do
Ashleigh
Not fully
Everyone should have the right to identify as whichever gebder they want.
Conrad
Yes I do
Chantal
No I do not
Laleo
No I do not
The State is under the absurd illusion that LGBTTIQQ2SA individuals are oppressed and singled out for harassment, and so introduce these Guidelines. However, the State has blindly overlooked serveral aspects, and we demand that you consider and provide answers to them before forcing through with yet more restrictive regulations:

- LGBTTIQQ2SA persyns have full societal approval and acceptance, from media, to social media, to organizations, to laws and the constitution, to corporations, to cities and municipalities. No other group is so praised and accepted as them. Every social media post and corporate logo is changed to their rainbow flag every month or so. There is no other readily accepted or defended lifestyle in the 21st century , and more guidelines or regulations are redundant , and even antagonistic and illogically vengeful towards normal people who simply treat LGBTTIQQ2SA persyns as normal people. The government does not have the right or legal power to demand forced praise of lifestyles.

- The rationale behind issues relation to LGBTTIQQ2SA issues are disasterously lacking. There is no basis in evolution, science, or common sense for these identities. Government comment and laws are morbidly contradictory - all men are evil, all women are victims and there is genderbased violence, women are equal to men, you can choose your gender, you are born with it and cannot choose, and more. I can choose to identify as a half-baked gluten-free pancake for a sexual orientation and you have nothing to say otherwise. This proves there is no consensus in science or even government thought. Why are you adding to something that does not even have a useable foundation? It is nonsense to think about drafting more policies on gender and sexual orientation.

- Additionally, if one can choose gender despite obvious scientific and physical evidence to the contrary, I can choose my race, or my social class, or my nationality on the same basis. Does the government want to involve its self in rachel dolezal-like scams and lunacy? (I bring race up because the current government seems it cannot exist or tolerate an idea unless they introduce racial politics into it).

- In an astonishing irony, the government declares its war on GBV and abuse of women by men, but allows bills such as this where there is no such thing as a man or woman. As noted in the 2017 judgement in District of Seshego in Limpopo Province, you are introducing this guidelines because a biological male wanted to be treated as a biological woman, using the girls toilets. With all your anti-violence against women rhetoric, how can you allow such nonsense? You are opening the door, literally to legalized and State-approved abuse, rape, and humiliation of girls, women, and children, for political gain and social approval. A girls only safe space from men is the girls bathroom, now you are legally forcing women to shower, go to the toilet alongside penises in panties. Shame and damnation on you, hypocrites and sex traffickers! You are pandering to passing trends for a handful of bullies and individuals at the expense of the safety and dignity of thousands of girls - OUR girls. If the State refuses to protect women and girls, we will, in our own way, and without your consent.
Tobie
No I do not
James
No I do not
Ingrid
Not fully
I do think that children should be taught that bias and discrimination against people who aren't straight is not right. That said, the education department needs to be extremely sensitive towards what at what age and how this is approached. The religious view should not be a factor for turning this down however. Religious bias and paternalism has no place in education.
Alta
No I do not
Alta
No I do not
Angela
No I do not
Jace
Yes I do
Karen
No I do not
Children are still trying to identify with who they are. There is currently so much opportunity for abuse and violence to be directed towards those who chose gender neutrality or are gender specific. Alternatives need to be an option for these kids, however the minority.
Sue-Ann
Yes I do
Human rights should apply to everyone, including children. Religion should play no role in deciding how to treat someone. The guidelines are not forcing gender identity on children - from what I can see in the comments, it's parents themselves who are doing so.

I fully support the proposed guidelines, to allow each and every child to make their own decisions with full knowledge at their disposal - not be forced into conforming to what their family decides is best for them.
Adrienne
No I do not
no this is an abomination to God. he created us male and female. it is not our God given right to choose a different gender when God created us male or female in His image. DA people stop this terrible act to make a bad law like this
we will all stand and be held accountable in front of God for our good or bad actions one-day. stop this abomination please.
Hilton
No I do not
Because im a father, to a child, who'd like his child to be child-like for as long as possible. School is a place of academic education, to teach a young mind how to Trig, how to Geograph, how to multi language, how to Computer. Please allow me, to teach my son, how to grown up, how to gentleman, how to adult.
Lydia
No I do not
It is te task and privelege of parents to interact with their children about sex education. As a teacher myself, I would feel embarrased to discuss any sexual matters with learners. I feel it is inapropriate.