Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Suspension of Teacher Who Objected To Transgender Policy Is Enjoined

In Cross v. Louden County School Board, (VA Cir. Ct., June 8, 2021), a Virginia state trial court issued a temporary injunction ordering the Louden County School Board to reinstate a teacher who was suspended for speaking at a school board meeting in opposition to proposed policies that would require teacher to address students using pronouns that conform to their gender identity.  The Board was also ordered to remove its ban on plaintiff's accessing school grounds. The court concluded:

Plaintiff's speech and religious content are central to the determination made by Defendants to suspend Plaintiff's employment.

ADF issued a press release announcing the decision.