Repost from WTOP News.
A Loudoun County Circuit Court judge heard arguments Monday over whether to immediately stop enforcement of the Northern Virginia school district’s policy expanding rights of transgender students.
Monday’s motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction is part of the lawsuit filed by three county public schoolteachers: Tanner Cross, Monica Gill and Kim Wright.
The plaintiffs asked the judge to immediately stop enforcement of the new policy, which requires staff and students to address students — including transgender and gender expansive students — by their preferred pronouns, before the civil trial is held.
Judge James Plowman’s decision is expected after Thanksgiving.
Attorneys for the teachers said the policy makes them speak words they believe are false and harmful, and are in violation of their religious beliefs.
Attorneys for the Loudoun County School Board argued the rule applies to curricular speech which is not protected free speech and it only applies to teachers in their official capacity.