March 29, 2022
On March 25, EPPC joined other organizations in filing an amicus curiae brief in the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a case challenging the Madison School District’s transgender policy of keeping secret from parents that their children are “transitioning” at school if parents might not provide a “safe” or “supportive” environment, as determined by school personnel and the child.
“School personnel (who have undoubtedly in almost all cases spent much less time with the child than the parents have) have no right to withhold from parents—in their sole discretion and on remarkably insufficient information and based on their supposition about what the parental response might be—that their child is exhibiting as transgender in school. It is parents that the law presumes know their own children best and are best positioned and motivated to protect and counsel them,” the brief argues.
Other organizations joining EPPC on the brief include the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Concerned Women for America, the National Legal Foundation, the Pacific Justice Institute, and several state-level policy organizations.
Click here to read the full amicus brief.