Hearing scheduled in complaint seeking HALT of LCPS’ new 8040 transgender policy

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LCPS and Equality Loudoun had their chance and blew it. In fact that they’ve had (2) opportunities, before 8040 was passed on 8/11/21and last week after the announcement of (1) rape and (1) sexual assault. PACT is in no way blaming real transgendered people or students, however, we do blame the radical trans progressives for a blind, offensive and extremely selfish objective, pass our radical demands, no matter what.

  • Opportunity #1: Prior to the passage of Policy 8040, radical groups like Equality Loudoun and our idiot school board refused dialogue or any consideration to the 99.9% of the LCPS parents and students in LCPS schools. Lashing out calling all of us homophobes, transphobes, racist people that are “dripping with Jesus”. Do any of you dummies realize what you’ve done by cramming this absurd policy down the people’s throats? You hijacked a potentially legitimate movement and have made matters worse for the innocent and real transgendered citizens and students. I could give a flip what your gender is, in fact I don’t care. What I do care about is FORCING your ideology on the people and students. Ever hear you get more with sugar than piss?
  • Opportunity #2: Today is October 20th, and on October 11th it was made public that (1) girl was raped and (1) girl was sexually assaulted by the SAME DAMN DIRTBAG, and both in LCPS HS’s. Both the LCPS SB and Equality Loudoun were quick to bark how unfair life was, now we have two victims and nothing but crickets? You all have claimed to care about all students right? What a crock. Where’s your compassion now? Why not lead the charge to have Policy 8040 suspended since your “movement” was hijacked? Why not come out in defense of the victims? Because you’re ALL cowards. Your rhetoric is not a legitimate movement, it’s ALL based on radical progressive policies that you think the rest of us should shut up and accept. I think you know what you can do with your radical movement. Shame on all of you.

November 8th, 2021, LC Circuit Court

By Nathaniel Cline ncline@loudountimes.com Oct 20, 2021

A hearing in a case seeking to have a newly-adopted Loudoun County Public Schools transgender policy suspended has been set for Nov. 8 in the Loudoun County Circuit Court, according to court records.

The lawsuit, filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), asks the court to immediately suspend Policy 8040, which garnered national attention when it was adopted by the Loudoun School Board on Aug. 11 in a 7-2 vote. Board members Jeff Morse (Dulles District) and John Beatty (Catoctin District) voted against the policy.

A point of contention among detractors of Loudoun’s Policy 8040 is language that allows students to use chosen name and gender pronouns that reflect their consistently asserted gender identity without any substantiating evidence, regardless of the name and gender recorded in the student’s permanent educational record.

The policy also allows transgender students access to a number of student activities and facilities, such as using the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their consistently asserted gender identity.

Further, the policy states that all school mental health professionals shall complete training on topics relating to LGBTQ+ students, including procedures for preventing and responding to bullying, harassment and discrimination based on gender identity and expression.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of teachers Monica Gill, who teaches history at Loudoun County High School; Kim Wright, who teaches English at Smart’s Mill Middle School; and Byron “Tanner” Cross, a Leesburg Elementary School physical education teacher.

Cross was placed on administrative leave after stating on May 25 during a public comment portion of a School Board meeting that he would not refer to transgender students by their chosen names or pronouns.

In June, ADF attorneys filed the initial suit on behalf of Cross, claiming that the school division violated his constitutional rights when they suspended him.

According to the amended suit, complying with the school board’s demands would force the teachers to communicate a message they believe is false.

Loudoun County Public Schools did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

On June 8, Circuit Court Judge Jim Plowman Jr. issued a temporary injunction reinstating Cross following a three-hour hearing on June 4.

The Virginia Supreme Court upheld Plowman’s decision after LCPS appealed the ruling.

During the May 25 School Board meeting Cross told board members he would “not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl, and vice versa,” citing his Christian faith as his reasoning.

Cross later said on Fox News that he would refer to a child by their desired name, but reiterated that he would not use a student’s desired pronouns, saying “I just can’t say things that are untrue.”

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