A group of parents in Wisconsin are finally getting sick and tired of public schools secretly helping school kids become transgenders without parental approval or knowledge.
The parents are protesting a Madison school district policy that instructs teachers and administrators to assist kids who claim to be transgender to carry out transgender trnasitions, according to the Daily Signal.
“The lawsuit is being brought by 14 parents, representing eight families, who allege the Madison Metropolitan School District’s policy violates constitutionally protected parental rights,” the website reported on Friday.
The lawsuit was filed in the Dane County, Wisconsin, Circuit Court and includes an affidavit by Dr. Stephen B. Levine, a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, that affirms that gender transitions for minors is dangerous to their health and well-being.
“For a child to live radically different identities at home and at school, and to conceal what he or she perceives to be his or her true identity from parents, is psychologically unhealthy in itself, and could readily lead to additional psychological problems, “Levine said in her statement. “Extended secrecy and a ‘double life’ concealed from the parents is rarely the path to psychological health. For this reason, at least, schools should not support deceit of parents.”
“Most children are both legally and developmentally incapable of giving informed consent to such a life-altering intervention. And parents, of course, cannot give informed consent if the fact of their child’s wish to assume a transgender identity is concealed from them,” the doc added.
The parents are being represented by nonprofit legal organizations Alliance Defending Freedom and the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.
“This is a life-altering decision that educators have no business making,” said Roger Brooks, ADF senior counsel. “As Dr. Levine explains based on decades of experience and extensive scientific literature, putting children on a pathway to puberty-blockers and cross-sex hormones can have devastating effects across a lifetime. That should serve as a wake-up call to parents and all Americans: When schools cast aside biological reality in favor of gender-identity ideology, it’s children who are hurt the most.”
The lawsuit requests that the courts impose an injunction preventing the district from carrying out its transgender policy.
Naturally, the school district is crying shock over the lawsuit and claim that they only have the “best interests” of the kid at heart.
Here’s hoping that the parents win. These policies need to come to an end everywhere.
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