Mother Reaches $100,000 Settlement with School over Attempts to Transition her Daughter

A California school district has settled a lawsuit with a mother who sued after finding out that the school had attempted to “transition” her daughter’s gender without informing her, awarding the mother $100,000.

As reported by the Daily Caller, Jessica Konen filed the lawsuit against the Spreckels Union School District after the school recruited her sixth-grade daughter, Alicia, into its “Equality Club.” This club subsequently taught the child about so-called “transgenderism,” and actively encouraged her to “transition” into a boy, providing her advice on how to keep the process a secret from her parents.

“This is a huge win for Jessica and Alicia, and it’s also a win for parents across the country,” said the Center for American Liberty, which represented Konen, in a statement. “Increasingly, schools are pushing radical gender ideology on young students and socially transitioning vulnerable children—without parental notification or consent.”

The Konens finally found out when Jessica’s husband, Gunter, was informed of the so-called “transition” during a meeting with the middle school’s principal and another faculty member. When Jessica refused to refer to her daughter with male pronouns, the school threatened to call Child Protective Services on her.

“We are thrilled to have played a role in this landmark victory, which sends a clear message that parental rights must be respected,” said Harmeet Dhillon, CEO of the Center for American Liberty. “Jessica and Alicia’s courage has inspired countless others to defend their rights against unwarranted intrusions.”

Many other schools in California and other blue states have continued to enact such policies keeping parents out of the loop when it comes to child transitions. Chico Unified School Board voted to keep such a policy back in April, despite facing a lawsuit from another concerned mother, Aurora Regino, who claims that the school secretly encouraged her daughter to transition.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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