University cannot end instructor from outing transgender college student, judge regulations

A federal judge is blocking a Kansas general public school’s plan preventing teachers from outing transgender college students to their parents after the instructor lifted religious objections.

Fort Riley Center School math teacher Pamela Ricard sued USD 475 Geary County Educational facilities about LGBTQ anti-discrimination procedures that conflicted with her Christian beliefs.

District Judge Holly Teeter issued a preliminary injunction on Monday blocking the faculty from disciplining Ricard if she reveals most well-liked names and pronouns of her transgender college students when communicating with their moms and dads.

“The Courtroom depends on Plaintiff’s statements that she does not intend to connect with a mother or father for the sole intent of disclosing a student’s chosen identify and pronouns,” Teeter wrote.

Ricard has two transgender pupils in her course, the choose wrote, neither of whom have licensed the district to disclose their favored names and pronouns to their mom and dad. Though Ricard uses their desired names in course and avoids pronouns, she has emailed mothers and fathers applying a student’s legal name and organic pronouns.