File Image: Virginia teachers refuse to call transgender students with preferred pronouns
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Court Virginia He ordered the school to reinstate teachers who refused to talk to transgender students. Chosen pronoun, Claims that this issue is related to his religious freedom.
Tanner Cross, who worked as a PE teacher at Leesburg Elementary School, was suspended after telling Loudoun School authorities that he was against the proposed policy. Transgender Students with their favorite pronouns. He believes that following this policy would result in “child abuse” and “guilty”, NBC Washington reported.
“I never assert that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa,” he said. Mr. Cross was ordered to take paid leave from May 27 and went to school campus. Was banned from entering and attending the board of directors. He challenged the decision in court on June 1, claiming that school actions violated his right to free speech and the free exercise of religion.
In a seven-page decision, Judge James E. Plowman, Judge of the 20th Circuit, said that Mr. Cross’s right to speech and freedom of religion were central to the case, and ruled in his favor. did. The court ordered the Loudoun County Public School to “immediately return to work” and withdraw the exclusion zone from the school grounds while proceeding with Mr. Cross’s proceedings.
The judge also said his comments were considered protected speeches and the school district did not prove that his comments caused serious disruption to the operation of the school, NBC Washington. reportHe called vacations and bans “unnecessary and vengeful, given that the end of the school year was very close.”
The school district told local media on Tuesday that it had no comment on the ruling.
Loudoun’s transgender parent, Cris Candice Tuck, was quoted by the following person, who disappointed many transgender parents and parents with children of trans. Washington post “My kids know I’m transgender and many of my friends know I’m transgender.”
“They know what the consequences of gender misidentification and deadnaming are,” he said.
“They are really upset today,” he added. “They don’t want to attend PE on Thursday.”
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