A Texas school district has implemented new policies banning students from using bathrooms and pronouns that do not align with their biological sex. These policies were enacted after several parent groups advocated for them.

The conservative group Citizens Defending Freedom (CDF) urged the school board to adopt these policies, which state that teachers and staff should not promote, encourage, or require the use of pronouns inconsistent with a student’s or another person’s biological sex. The policies also emphasize that students should use the bathroom and locker room that corresponds to their gender assigned at birth.

The CDF reported on its website that, with the assistance of True Texas Project, community members, and Texas members of Citizens Defending Freedom, a school district in Tarrant County has banned transgender bathrooms and the usage of pronouns that do not align with biological sex.

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His and Her bathrooms

The usage of bathrooms according to one’s biological sex has been touted by many as a safety issue.
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The organization quoted Tarrant County CDF Executive Director Kenya Alu, who stated that Keller Independent School District (ISD) employees “will not promote or require the use of pronouns that are inconsistent with an individual’s biological sex as it appears on the individual’s birth certificate.”

The ISD school board unanimously voted (5-0) to implement these policies on June 28, with one member abstaining and another member not present.

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The school district serves approximately 34,000 students, and while some, like ISD’s board president Charles Randklev, believe these measures help “lay the groundwork for protecting kids and educators,” others view them as discriminatory.