Parent Sue After School Changed Their Daughter's Gender Without Notifying Them
A lawsuit recently filed claims a school in the Kettle Moraine District changed the gender of a 12-year-old girl without discussing it with her parents. According to the suit, the girl approached a staffer with concerns about being confused about her gender. The suit says that the staff was quick to push the child to change her gender without offering any counseling.
The parents found out and were caught to get help for their daughter while she worked through her identity crisis. They instructed the school to continue to refer to her as a 'she' and to allow their daughter to decide for herself.
"A few weeks later, she expressed to her mother that ‘affirmative care really messed me up.’ She explained that the therapists at the center did not question or help her process her feelings, but told her that, now that she knew she was really a boy, the sooner she transitioned the better because it’s easier when you’re young. They also told her she was right to be angry at her mother for not immediately allowing her to ‘be who she was.’ She now realizes this was wrong and they actually fueled anger towards her mother. She has reverted to identifying by her birth name and female pronouns and enrolled in a different school district."
That's when her parents decided to sue. The school clearly preyed on the child's confusion:
"Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel Kate Anderson told The Daily Signal Tuesday evening that the Wisconsin case reflects policies the legal organization has seen in states across the country, including Wisconsin, Virginia, and Washington state.
“Parents have the right to direct the upbringing of their children, and at the heart of it, parents just want information about what’s going on with their kids at school,” Anderson said. “And these policies are so dangerous because they’re allowing schools to encourage students to begin transitioning into a gender identity that isn’t in accord with their biological sex, and then not inform their parents, and in many cases lie to the parents affirmatively about what their student is doing at school.”
“When schools are blocking parents from basic information about their child’s health care, that prevents parents from doing what’s best for their kids and what, constitutionally, they have every right to do to direct the upbringing of their children,” she added.