Kansas Teacher Suspended Over Pronoun Usage Secures Temporary Court Order

A federal judge has granted a temporary order in the case of a Kansas teacher who sued her district after she was suspended for refusing to address students by their “preferred pronouns.” A school policy also called for such information to be concealed from students’ parents, which has become commonplace in schools across the nation.

U.S. District Judge Holly Teeter partially granted a preliminary injunction on behalf of Fort Riley Middle School teacher Pamela Ricard preventing Geary County Schools Unified School District 475 from disciplining her over her refusal to use a student’s “pronouns.” Ricard, a Christian, argued that doing so would violate her religious beliefs.

The injunction lasts until next Wednesday or “at the conclusion of Plaintiff’s contractual responsibilities to the District, whichever is later.”