Judge Rules That Parents Have a Right to Make Decisions Regarding the Education and Upbringing of Their Children After 2 Families Accuse School District of Helping Children Change Their Gender and Change Their Name Against Their Will

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Two sets of Wisconsin parents are suing the Kettle Moraine School District in Wales, Wisc., to challenge its policy that allows children to change their name and gender pronouns at school without parental consent.

On Wednesday, a Wisconsin Circuit Court judge denied a motion by the school district to dismiss the case. Judge Michael P. Maxwell ruled that the parents’ lawsuit has merit, saying it “demonstrates a potential violation of their rights as parents to direct the upbringing of their child and is sufficient to survive a motion to dismiss.”

One of the couples in the case, identified in the lawsuit as T.F. and B.F., was forced to withdraw their 12-year-old daughter from the district to protect her mental health and preserve their parental role. They allege the school district violated their constitutionally protected parental rights by using a male name and male pronouns to address their daughter at school without their consent and over their objections, according to the complaint.

Additionally, another couple joined the lawsuit against the district to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to their children.

“For purposes of a motion to dismiss, T.F. and B.F.’s allegations are that they were forced to withdraw their daughter from Kettle Moraine to protect her and preserve their parental role when Kettle Moraine refused to honor their decision about what was best for their daughter. Wisconsin courts recognize that parents have a right to make “decisions regarding the education and upbringing of their children,” Judge Maxwell wrote, “free from government intervention.”

Maxwell also noted that the other set of parents identified as P.W. and S.W. “may challenge a policy of the district that they believe interferes with their parental rights.”

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Source: CBN