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Lord, we pray that schools in Madison, WI would not hand over parents rights in favor of LGBT agendas.

Parents are suing the Madison Metropolitan School District in Wisconsin for enabling children to socially transition to a member of the opposite sex at school without parental notice or consent. Teachers are directed to deceive parents by using the child’s birth name and biological sex whenever parents are involved.

The lawsuit claims that the school district is violating parental rights “by adopting a policy designed to circumvent parental involvement in a pivotal decision affecting their children’s health and future.”

“The policy enables children, of any age, to socially transition to a different gender identity at school without parental notice or consent, requires all teachers to enable this transition, and then prohibits teachers from communicating with parents about this potentially life-altering choice without the child’s consent,” the lawsuit adds.

The school district also “directs its teachers and staff to deceive parents by reverting to the child’s birth name and corresponding pronouns whenever the child’s parents are nearby.” This, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday, February 18, is a violation of “parents’ fundamental and constitutional right to direct the upbringing of their children.”

Rick Esenberg, President and General Counsel of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), said in a statement: “Madison schools have adopted policies that violate constitutionally recognized parental rights. A public school district should not, and cannot, make decisions reserved for parents.”

The school district in the state’s capital had adopted its “Guidance and Policies to Support Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender-Expansive Students” in April 2018. According to the document, all staff “will refer to students by their affirmed names and pronouns.”

“Refusal to respect a student’s name and pronouns” is considered a violation of the school district’s non-discrimination policy. The guidelines claim that having “one’s gender identity recognized and validated is important,” ensuring confidentiality and privacy in the process.

“School staff shall not disclose any information that may reveal a student’s gender identity to others, including parents or guardians and other school staff, unless legally required to do so or unless the student has authorized such disclosure,” the guidelines state.

The parents, who remain anonymous, say that if their children ever begin to experience gender dysphoria, they “would not immediately ‘affirm’ their children’s beliefs about their gender identity and allow them to transition to a different gender role, but would instead pursue a treatment approach to help them identify and address the underlying causes of the dysphoria and learn to embrace their biological sex.”. . .

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty had already reached out to the school district in December 2019. In a “Demand Letter,” WILL had stated that the “Guidance and Policies to Support Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender-Expansive Students” contains “certain policies that violate our clients’ constitutional rights as parents.”

At the time, WILL had expressed hope that the school district “will remove these problematic policies and commit to retraining its teachers and staff accordingly.”

(Excerpt from Life Site News. Article by Martin Birger.)

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Lisa Reid
February 27, 2020

All parents need to take a stand and do their homework homework. Write school board. Write your representatives. I stopped CAIR from coming in our schools. I had to educate the school board on this issue.

Barbara Hesch
February 23, 2020

Maybe the only way this madness will stop, is if every student enrolled in a public school has to produce a birth certificate that clearly states the gender. And if the child is still considered a dependent, he/she cannot change gender identification. Then, that child’s birth name and gender will stay as long as he/she is a minor enrolled in the public school system. Under such a law, parents must be notified if their child is objecting to this. That removes teacher responsibility. I pray that something like this will happen. Soon!

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Darlene Estlow
February 23, 2020

Father, I pray for this lawsuit that you would pour out you favor on WILL and on the parents. May the judge see the error of the school district. Protect our children from this horrific harm. Draw your people to seek you so that evil may be overcome. Thank you for hearing our plea.

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