A bill that would have permitted teachers to misgender their transgender students by refusing to use their correct names or pronouns has stalled in the Tennessee General Assembly. “Obviously, teachers in schools can and should be required to act with professionalism and treat all of their students with dignity and respect. Nothing in this bill changes that obligation,” co-sponsor Rep. Mark Cochran (R-Englewood), said during a House committee hearing last month, reports NBC News. In Loudoun County, the school board decided to settle part of a lawsuit brought by a gym teacher who was suspended after declaring he would refuse to use transgender students’ correct names and pronouns. Cross and two other teachers are continuing to sue the school district on the grounds that the transgender-affirming policies are inherently unconstitutional.
Source: MetroXpress May 06, 2022 07:02 UTC