Great news came to Derby with an assist from President Trump.
The Trump administration has ordered America’s schools to ignore a mandate previously issued by the Obama administration instructing them to use “gender identity” instead of sex when determining policies for bathrooms, locker rooms, and other private facilities.
Shortly thereafter, the Derby School Board, which governs the only Kansas school district to publicly announce implementation of the Obama policy, reversed course. The voices of hundreds of parents and students who opposed the radical shift in policy were heard and prevailed.
This is a win, but it’s not the end of the fight to preserve the safety and privacy of girls and boys in Kansas. We are working alongside the parents of Derby schoolchildren and others across Kansas to pass the Student Privacy Act and other laws. Our work is vital because we know the proponents of LGBT ideology are not going to give up.
Consider the ongoing saga of florist and grandmother Barronelle Stutzman. Just last month, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that the State of Washington can force her to use her artistic talent as a florist to participate in events which violate her religious beliefs.
Another example is the story of David and Jason Benham. These entrepreneurs from North Carolina lost an HGTV home renovation show when progressive activists made an issue of their traditional Christian understanding of marriage.
David and Jason will be featured guests at two events for Family Policy Alliance of Kansas in May. They will share their story and remind us why this work is so very important. Keep an eye out for more information!
The news was good for parents and students in Derby this week but other issues all across the nation continue to challenge our religious freedom. The Family Policy Alliance of Kansas is here to ensure you have the ability to live out your beliefs – and to fight alongside you when you run into obstacles to this fundamental right. Thank you for allowing us this opportunity.