Federal Court Deals Blow to Gender Ideology, Rules in Favor of Free Speech

A federal court has struck a severe blow to the radical gender ideology agenda.

On Friday, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on a case where children were being forced to comply with “woke” transgender policies.

An Iowa school district introduced a policy forcing students to “respect” their classmates’ so-called “gender identity.”

Under the policy, children were forced to awkward gender pronouns to address “woke” students.

The students who refused to comply with the policy were disciplined.

However, the court ruled that this policy was a violation of the First Amendment.

In 2022, Parents Defend Education (PDE) sued the Linn-Mar School District on behalf of a group of unnamed parents over its gender policy.

Parents argued that the rules were opaque and constituted compelled speech.

The Eighth Circuit agreed with PDE and remanded the case with instruction to block enforcement of the school district’s handbook on the matter.

“We are gratified that the Eighth Circuit upheld the rights of families and students in Linn-Mar,” PDE said in a statement responding to the ruling.

“It is never acceptable to prohibit speech with vague terms that allow arbitrary enforcement, especially when compelled student speech is at stake, and this sends



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