The public school district allows teachers and administrators to assist children if they adopt a gender that is opposite of the child's biological sex, and that is allowed to happen without notice to -- or consent from – their own parents.
The policy also allows the school to conceal it unless the child "consents" for the parents to be told.
The lawsuit, which began in early 2020 when 14 parents sued, is known as Doe v. Madison Metropolitan School District.
“The case is generally related to transgender-related policies that we believe violate parents' rights," says attorney Cory Brewer of Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, one of two law firms that sued on behalf of the parents.
Alliance Defending Freedom is also involved.
ADF senior counsel Roger Brooks tells AFN that parents, not school boards, have the fundamental right to direct their upbringing, care, and education of children.
"It is essential that teachers inform parents if their child struggles with any type of mental or physical condition at school so they can make the best, informed decisions to protect the child's health and wellbeing," says Brooks. "The Wisconsin Supreme Court must protect every parent's right to parent."