Oregon: Parents Sue Elementary School After Forced Transgender Education and Transition Encouragement
The parents of an 8-year-old boy in Woodburn, Oregon, are suing the school district for $999,999 after they say their son was taken away from recess and forced to sit through transgender re-education as school officials thought the boy wanted to “transition” and encouraged him seek gender reassignment.
The parents of an elementary student suing the Woodburn School District for
almost a million dollars say a second-grade teacher kept their son from
recess and educated him without their permission about being
The lawsuit filed in Marion County
Circuit Court accuses the school of false imprisonment, negligence and
the intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The student was 8 years old when his teacher, after
noticing the boy used the staff bathroom, pulled him aside, kept him
from recess and showed him videos and books “in an effort to promote
(him) becoming transgender,” according to the complaint.
The then-second grader at Nellie Muir Elementary School
and his parents had made arrangements with the school for him to use
the staff restroom because of a digestive-related medical condition.
His teacher assumed the boy was not comfortable using
the public boys’ restroom because he was transgender, according to the
The complaint also alleges the following:
In April 2018, without notifying the parents and
without any authorization from the school district, the teacher began
developing a lesson plan to help the boy understand what it meant to be
She then began keeping the student inside the
classroom alone during recess at least three times to show him videos
and teach him “it is acceptable to become transgender.”
These lessons included episodes of the reality
television series “I Am Jazz” about a transgender girl named Jazz
Jennings, books “I Am Jazz” and “Who are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender
Identity” and discussions on the difference between male and female body
The books and show, which were recommended by an
“unknown non-school employee transgender individual,” exposed the boy to
sexual topics and sexual discussions, according to the lawsuit.