Ohio Parents’ Lawsuit Says School District’s Pronouns Policy Is A ‘Recipe For Indoctrination And Child Abuse’

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Several Ohio parents sued a school district for allegedly allowing teachers to have intimate and private conversations with students about sexual behaviors and attitudes, according to a lawsuit.

A coalition of eight parents filed a lawsuit against Hilliard School District alleging that “activist teachers” are having private conversations with students as young as 6 years old about sexuality and then keeping those conversations a secret, according to the Monday lawsuit. The lawsuit also asked the court to order teachers to stop wearing LGBTQ-ally badges provided by the local teachers union that featured QR codes linking to adult resources on “coming out” and sexual education. (RELATED: Ohio Teacher Resigns After Former Student Alleges ‘Inappropriate Relationship’ Occurred More Than A Decade Ago)

“This is done, not only without parental consent and knowledge, but the teachers are taking specific actions to hide these conversations from parents,” the lawsuit stated. “Although, perhaps well-intentioned, this is a recipe for indoctrination and child abuse.”

The parents claimed the district failed to explain its policy on student privacy to the parents, according to the lawsuit. In addition to the private conversations, students were allegedly given a survey that asked them what their preferred pronouns were and if they can be shared with their parents.

“Hilliard City Schools is committed to a transparent and vigorous defense against this lawsuit, which is notably filled with misstatements of fact and mischaracterizations,” Hilliard Superintendent David Steward said in a statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We look forward to filing our response with the court. In the meantime, the lawsuit makes certain accusations which have little to do with the legal arguments, but about which we believe it is important to set the record straight – with facts.”

In September, the Hilliard Education Association provided the school’s educators with LGBTQ-ally badges that say “I’m Here” next to a Pride flag. The badges featured QR codes that when scanned lead to a teachers union LGBTQ “Resource Toolkit” allegedly “linking to material giving instruction on sexual positions and suggested books that are not part of the District’s standards,” the lawsuit stated.

“The parents are not asking for any monetary damages,” a press release from the parents stated. “The parents are asking the Court for a declaratory judgment that would affirm their firmly established constitutional rights to direct the upbringing of their children.”

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