Three Pennsylvania mothers have filed a lawsuit alleging that their children’s first-grade teacher broke regional policies and the Constitution by providing lessons to kids about gender transitioning and dysphoria. Mothers Carmilla Tatel, Stacy Dunn, and Gretchen Melton submitted a federal suit recently requesting for the court to step in at Jefferson Elementary School in Pittsburgh by stopping the gender-related lessons.
The 45-page filing obtained by Fox News names the Mt. Lebanon School District and school board as defendants as well as Megan Williams, the first-grade teacher.
“Defendant Williams is the mother of a transgender child who, like her students, is in the first grade,” the concerned mothers wrote in the filing. “While that may give her unique perspectives and views on gender dysphoria and transgender transitioning, it does not give her the right to impose those views on a captive audience of six and seven-year-old children.”
The case also alleges that Williams’ “strident emphasis on race and racial justice has, arguably, had an opposite effect.”
The teacher frequently wears Black Lives Matter clothes in the class also, the parents declared..
In another incident, a student informed Williams that she was not allowed to view a video being displayed in class. The instructor reacted, “I will tell your mom that I told you it was ok to watch it.”
Later on in the year, the instructor talked with kids about gender dysphoria and transitioning, the file states.
“In the course of doing so, she explained to her students that sometimes ‘parents are wrong’ and parents and doctors ‘make mistakes’ when they bring a child home from the hospital,” she reportedly said.
Prior to this, Williams exhibited a video “Jacob’s New Dress” and told students about how her child wore an “Elsa dress” for Halloween.
The complainants specified in the Pennsylvania filing that the case is not about “public and political debate” on transgender issues.
“It is about personal, private parental rights to control how and when they introduce these topics to their very young children,” the mothers wrote.
The case argues that the instructor breached the parents’ civil liberties on many celebrations, consisting of the their right to direct the education of their kids and the right to the free exercise of religion.
While Williams did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment, district representative Kristen James stated that the grievance consists of “allegations that are untrue or based on partial truths that mischaracterize events for sensational effect.”
H/T Just The News