A Florida mother filed a lawsuit because her daughter’s school is helping her with her gender transition while excluding the parents from the process.
January Littlejohn, a mother and mental health professional, denounced in a Fox News interview what she called a pattern in schools to initiate gender transition of children without consulting parents.
“This is happening all over the nation,” Littlejohn warned, asserting that all schools use the same transgender support transition guidelines and all of them exclude parents.
“So this is a very systematic way that parents are being excluded from important decisions occurring with their children, and further, social transition is a medical intervention that schools are grossly unqualified to be taking these steps without parental involvement,” she said.
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According to Littlejohn, her daughter, who was 13 at the time, expressed confusion about gender during the pandemic after a group of friends had transitioned to the opposite sex; there she discovered that the school was working on a “transgender support plan” with her daughter.
“Eventually we did see the transgender support plan, which was a six-page document that they completed with my daughter, that was 13 at the time behind closed doors, where they asked her questions that would have absolutely impacted her safety, such as which restroom she preferred to use and which sex she preferred to room with on overnight field trips,” Littlejohn said.
In March, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke directly about the Littlejohn case and assured that the legislation he has signed will protect parents so that these situations in schools do not continue to happen.
This is not the first time this has happened; it is a situation that could be mirrored across the country.
It recently became known that the Southeastern Legal Foundation requested an investigation into whether a Missouri school district is violating privacy rights by having students complete surveys that include questions about their sexual orientation and their parents’ political beliefs.
The conservative legal organization sent a letter on behalf of a group of concerned parents to Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, R., requesting that his office launch an investigation into the Webster Groves School District (WGSD).
The parents allege that the surveys were mandatory and without their consent, with questions that included details about students’ gender identity, mental health, racial identity and political beliefs.
In addition, the school district required high school students to complete student-created surveys that included topics about “LGBTQIA+ struggles!” and racial identity that promoted the Black Lives Matter logo.
Kimberly Hermann, general counsel for Southeastern Legal Foundation, told Fox News that parents turned to her legal organization because they are tired of schools dividing students and replacing “traditional education” with curricula focused on race, gender, sex and politics.
Cases in schools are on the rise. In fact, Republican lawmakers have already sent a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona after a 12-year-old Florida girl allegedly attempted suicide after undergoing secret gender transition discussions with her school.
“There are lawsuits in Wisconsin, Maryland, Oregon, California,” said attorney Vernadette Broyles. “This is a national agenda, and parents need to recognize they have the right to direct the upbringing, education, care, medical decisions, mental health decisions of their child.”