A district court in Montgomery County, Maryland, ruled against parents of students who were demanding to be allowed to leave schools teaching LGBT propaganda.
Many of the parents were a part of the Muslim faith, as reported by the Blaze. They called for an injunction before Aug. 28, 2023, when school is set to begin. The parents were initially allowed to take their children out of LGBT-teaching schools until the district changed its policy in March 2023.
The Becket non-profit law firm helped the parents file a lawsuit against the Montgomery County school district on the grounds that it violated their First Amendment rights to instruct their children. Despite such efforts, the court ruled against the parents’ request for an injunction.
“Because the plaintiffs have not established any of their claims is likely to succeed on the merits, the Court need not address the remaining preliminary injunction factors. Nonetheless, because a constitutional violation is not likely or imminent, it follows that the plaintiffs are not likely to suffer imminent irreparable harm,” the court’s ruling stated, according to the National Review.
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The ruling signals that schools will be allowed to continue teaching LGBT propaganda to students without having to inform parents, and without having to worry about any parents pulling their children out from the radical curriculum.
“For the reasons stated in this opinion, the Court cannot conclude the plaintiffs are likely to succeed on the merits of an appeal. The plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction pending appeal is denied,” the ruling continued.
Attorney Eric Baxter, who is representing the parents, signaled that he plans to appeal the court’s decision.
“Today, the district court decided parents have no right to notice when extreme ideology is pushed on their elementary-age children during story hour,” Baxter wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“With the new school year beginning, the case is on the fast track to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals — and the parents plan to appeal the decision,” Baxter added.
Baxter said that the teaching of LGBT propaganda includes instruction about the terms “drag queens,” and “non-binary,” through grades K-8.
“The school board should let kids be kids and let parents parent. Children are entitled to enjoy a period of innocence and be guided by their own parents on how and when to approach the complex and sensitive issues being pushed by the school board,” the attorney concluded.