In the United Kingdom, a Christian family is considering suing a Church of England school after two boys were allowed to wear dresses in class.
Nigel Rowe, 44, and Sally, 42, pulled their six-year-old son out of Church of England primary school when a fellow student began dressing as a girl.
The couple plan to challenge the school’s uniform policy and will argue that by allowing boys to wear dresses the school has not respected parents’ right to bring up their children with biblical values. Our concerns were raised when our…
They intend to educate him at home on the Isle of Wight alongside his eight-year-old brother. Boys are boys and girls are girls.
“It is actually about little boys who are confused in their identity, being recognised as girls and then asking almost one hundred other children in the school to conform with what they say is true when the other children know these little boys as boys for the whole of their lives”, she said.
“Gender dysphoria is something we as Christians need to address with love and compassion, but not in the sphere of a primary school environment”.
In a video for Christian Concern, a campaign providing legal support to the couple, Rowe claimed her eldest son became “quite ill and stressed” when a child wore a dress.
The father also denies that transphobic bullying exists at the school.
The school defined transphobic behaviour as an inability to believe trans person gender identity, refusing to use their name and only using their dead name, using “gender inappropriate pronouns” and feelings of “discomfort” around trans people.
The school has said it is acting within the Equality Act 2010, but the Rowe’s legal team argue that the law only applies to those over the age of 18.
A spokesman for the Diocese of Portsmouth, which the school falls under, said schools are safe, inclusive places, which respect diversity.
‘We comply with the legal requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and believe that all should feel welcomed, valued and nurtured as part of a learning community’.
The parents have argued the unnamed school has breached their right to raise their kids in line with biblical teachings, The Telegraph reports. It is delusional and abusive. “We need to call it what it is”.