Re: Gender identity – A shield is better than a sword

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

"Celebrate Diversity" bannerFamily values organizations and parents in Texas have won a solid victory with a school board unanimously voting against adding "sexual orientation" as a protected class to its policies.

Mary Elizabeth Castle of Texas Values says the 7-0 vote by the Mansfield ISD Board of Trustees on June 24th ended a long battle that began with a lawsuit against the district. She says the vote helps protect the district from other needless litigation.

"With this term 'sexual orientation' or even 'gender identity' having [been] used mostly as a sword and not a shield in helping people to sue school districts, [it] actually cost school districts a lot of money with lawsuits," Castle explains.

The lengthy lawsuit involved a teacher who claimed she had employment issues because of her sexual orientation.

Castle

"However, the facts of the case reveal that she was actually discussing inappropriate things about her personal life with the kids, and the parents were very disappointed about that," the policy advisor clarifies.

Jonothan Cove, director of policy for Texas Values, says, "We are thrilled the Board did not cave to radical LGBT activists."

School officials issued a statement saying they care for all of their students and that extra language is not needed in order to comply with federal law.

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