Three mothers file lawsuit against school for giving transgender lessons

Three Pennsylvania mothers have filed a lawsuit alleging their first grade children learned about transgender transition in violation of school district policy and state law.

Carmilla Tatel, Stacy Dunn and Gretchen Melton are seeking a court order to stop Jefferson Elementary School in Pennsylvania’s Mount Lebanon School District from stopping gender-related instruction or allowing parents to pull children from classes.

Also named in the lawsuit are the school district’s superintendent, board of trustees, principal and first-grade teacher, Megan Williams.

The mothers claim Ms Williams ignored their parental rights by providing classroom instruction on gender dysphoria and transgender transition.

They are also seeking damages at a federal jury trial.

In the lawsuit, the parents claim Ms Williams ‘began the process of bringing her own personal life and opinions into the classroom, explaining that her child wore an ‘Elsa dress’ for Halloween’.

They claim that being the mother of a transgender child the same age as their children did not give Ms Williams the right ‘to impose those views on a captive audience of six and seven year olds’.

In a statement to Tribulivespokeswoman Kristen James rejected the claims made in the lawsuit.

“The complaint filed against the District, its Board of Directors and its employees contains various allegations that are untrue or based on partial truths that distort events for sensational effect,” Ms James said.

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