Schools across North Dakota are starting the new school year with new rules about addressing students claiming transgender identity.

Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND) signed several bills restricting different facets of gender ideology this year, some of which prohibit the use of “preferred pronouns” in schools, as well as require school staff to inform parents if a child begins identifying as the opposite sex, and barring them from using a restroom that does not align with their sex.

Other bills ban males from competing in female sports, restrict drag performances, and bar medical gender transition surgeries for children.

At the time the laws passed, Fargo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Rupak Gandhi came out against the laws.

“Unless directed by the board otherwise, it is my formal request, on record, that we are going to do what is right for kids,” he said in May. “And when we see a conflict between federal law and state law, we are going to double down to advocate for our youth. It’s not against parents, it’s for kids.” (Excerpt from the Washington Examiner.)


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