Repost from WTOP News.
A Loudoun County, Virginia, Circuit Court judge will decide whether to immediately stop enforcement of the school system’s recent policy that requires teachers to use the preferred pronouns for transgender and gender-expansive students in the county’s schools.
Lawyers representing three Loudoun County teachers argued before Judge James Plowman that the new rule, titled Policy 8040, was government-compelled speech, which violated their client’s conscience and religious beliefs.
“Policy 8040 gives the Loudoun County Superintendent the power to silence and punish teachers because of their views about sex and gender. That’s illegal, and it discriminates against certain teachers based on their viewpoint,” said Tyson Langhofer, an attorney from the Alliance Defending Freedom representing the three educators.