A group of parents is suing a Wisconsin school district, alleging the district’s gender affirming policy violates state law and interferes with parental rights by prohibiting teachers and staff from informing them their child has identified with the sex other than that which they were born.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, or WILL, on behalf of 14 parents says the Madison Metropolitan School District is usurping the parental role.
“Madison schools have adopted policies that violate constitutionally recognized parental rights,” WILL President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg told WMTV. “A public school district should not, and cannot, make decisions reserved for parents.”
The Madison Metropolitan School Distrtict’s Guidance & Policies to Support Transgender, Non-binary & Gender-Expansive Students does not require parental consent for a student to alter their gender identity at school and prohibits staff from discussing or disclosing it to parents without the child’s consent. read more