BREAKING: Federal judge BLOCKS California school policy forcing teachers to hide ‘gender identity’ from parents

A federal judge in California has just blocked a dangerous school policy that forced teachers to conceal from parents the so-called ‘gender identity’ of their child.

The lawsuit was brought by two teachers against the Escondido School District. The two teachers were represented by the Thomas More Society who convinced the judge to block the policy.

Here’s the news:

A federal judge just blocked a California school district from requiring teachers to keep parents in the dark about the gender identity and preferred pronouns of their children.

“The school’s policy is a trifecta of harm: it harms the child who needs parental guidance and possibly mental health intervention to determine if the incongruence is organic or whether it is the result of bullying, peer pressure, or a fleeting impulse. It harms the parents by depriving them of the long recognized Fourteenth Amendment right to care, guide, and make health care decisions for their children. And finally, it harms plaintiffs who are compelled to violate the parent’s rights by forcing plaintiffs to conceal information they feel is critical for the welfare of their students—violating plaintiffs’ religious beliefs.””

Here’s more from the Thomas More Society:

A California federal court has granted teachers Elizabeth Mirabelli and Lori Ann West reprieve from a dangerous school district policy forcing them to lie to parents about their children’s gender identity. Thomas More Society attorneys successfully convinced the court to issue the preliminary injunction prohibiting the enforcement of Escondido Union School District’s offensive policy while the case is under court consideration. The court order, issued on September 14, also denies motions to dismiss the case filed by both the Escondido Union School District and the California Department of Education.

Mirabelli and West are suing administrators at the Escondido Union School District, California Department of Education, and Rincon Middle School. The lawsuit details violations of the Free Speech and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment over a policy that has allowed activists to “coopt school districts to push gender theory.” The current Escondido Union School District policies compel staff to deceive parents about whether their own children have requested to socially transition to a new gender at school—in direct conflict with the long-standing policy that teachers are to be honest with parents.

The judge in this case is Roger Benitez, a George W. Bush appointee.

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