CA Private School Faces Lawsuit for “Transgender Discrimination”

A private primary school in Orange County, California is facing a discrimination lawsuit from parents who claim the school refused their request to treat their 8-year-old son as a girl. Parents, Priya Shah and Jaspret Brar, say Heritage Oak Private School in Yorba Linda refused to use female pronouns to refer to their son, denied his request to wear a girl’s school uniform, and gave him access to a staff restroom instead of girl’s bathroom as requested, according to the Orange County Register.

Several lawsuits have been filed against public schools for “transgender discrimination” before, but the parent’s attorney, Kathryn Eidmann, told the Orange County Register this is one of the first cased targeting a private school. The lawsuit accuses the school of violating California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which states.

All persons within the jurisdiction of this state are free and equal, and no matter what their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, primary language, or immigration status are entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments of every kind whatsoever.

According to the same Act, “sex” is defined as follows:

“Sex” includes, but is not limited to, pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth. “Sex” also includes, but is not limited to, a person’s gender. “Gender” means sex, and includes a person’s gender identity and gender expression. “Gender expression” means a person’s gender-related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth.

According to the lawsuit, the boy’s Mother Priya teaches college courses in gender and transgender theory, so she took it seriously when her son Nikki, who has a preference for pink clothes and girl’s toys, told her at age 7 he was a girl.

If this suit is successful, faith-based schools in the state could be forced to determine a child’s gender by his or her subjective feelings and not by his or her God given biology, or face loosing their tax exempt status. Boys and girls would be forced to use the same bathrooms and showers, boys could compete in girls sporting events, and school staff and students would be compelled to use male pronouns for females and vise versa.

It’s time for Christian leaders through out California to stand up publicly for religious liberty, and for the privacy if its children before it is too late.

Click here to read the lawsuit for yourselves.

(7) Comments

  1. This little boy has a parent who teaches gender “theory” and is issued a counselor who instructs the parents to let their child pretend to be of a different biology. In order to be happy and “balanced”. This poor confused kid is only 8 years old. Clearly, in his early formative years, he was given the impression that girls get attention- boys don’t…pretty is attractive- boys aren’t pretty but girls are…and so it goes. This is an emotionally unhealthy kid, not a transgender adult capable of understanding complex adult concepts. The tables should turn here. How about filling a lawsuit for child abuse against the parents for screwing with his young psyche until he learned to hate himself.

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  2. Thank you for the article. Can I request steps we can take in response to the last paragraph’s instruction: “It’s time for Christian leaders through out California to stand up publicly”? Besides writing our legislature, what else can we do?

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    • Here is what I suggest you do: This is from our most recent email newsletter: http://mailchi.mp/californiafamily/ca-private-school-hit-with-lgbt-lawsuit-plus-visit-your-legislator-this-week?e=%5BUNIQID%5D

      State Legislators are Home on Summer Recess: Go Meet and Encourage Them to Vote Against Legislation on CFC’s Bad Bills List
      Since the beginning of this year, CFC has been warning you about a variety of bills threatening your religious liberty and transforming how the state defines what it means to be male and female. Many of you have called your legislators to let them know your opinion regarding these bills. This is great, but do you know what would have an even bigger impact? Meet with your legislator or their staff personally and voice your concerns. Legislators are home in their districts until August 21. Reach them now before it’s too late.

      Take along the CFC Bad Bills talking points list, with summaries of each bill and suggested questions you can ask your legislators. Once legislators return to Sacramento, bills will be voted on for the last time. (see newsletter link above for talking points)

      Each state legislator has an office within their own district with staff willing and eager to meet with constituents. With state legislators now on summer recess, you might even get a face-to-face meeting with your state representative! If you can, bring along some likeminded friends, community leaders, and ideally your pastor.

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  4. Sorry, its a PRIVATE school, they have policies parents need to follow, not the other way around. I’m sure there are thousands of other schools they can send their child to instead of going thru this ridiculous lawsuit. I feel so sorry for these children where these parents let them decide their identity for them, its actually sickening. Those kids will be the most confused depressed indecisive children when they get older .

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