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Florida woman sues school over daughter’s secret “transition”

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John Burger - published on 05/02/22

Mother warns of nationwide effort to protect children from parents' intervention.

A Florida mother is warning that there is a widespread effort to help public schools help confused youngsters “transition” from one sex to another without their parents’ knowledge.

January Littlejohn, a health professional, filed a lawsuit against Leon County Schools after she learned that her child “transitioned” without her consent.

Littlejohn noted that another lawsuit for a similar reason is pending in Massachusetts. But she told Fox News, “This is happening all over the nation. This same protocol is in place in many, many schools across districts everywhere, and even the guides being used to dictate these transgender support plans that cut parents out even have the same language.”

Littlejohn referred to a “very systematic way” by which parents are being excluded from important decisions concerning their children. That’s problematic, she maintains, since “social transition is a medical intervention that schools are grossly unqualified to be taking these steps without parental involvement.”

According to Littlejohn, her daughter, who was 13 years old at the time, expressed confusion over gender after a group of friends transitioned to the opposite sex, she told Fox and Friends. The mom eventually found out the school was working on a “transgender support plan” with her child. The school initially declined to allow her involvement given her daughter was “protected by a nondiscrimination law.”

“Eventually we did see the transgender support plan, which was a six-page document that they completed with my daughter…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. 

Vernadette Broyles, Littlejohn’s attorney, cited similar lawsuits challenging school districts in Wisconsin, Maryland, Oregon, and California. “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,” Broyles said. “They need to assert that right with their school.”

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