In late September, a Dane County Circuit Court Judge issued an injunction against the Madison Metropolitan School District’s guidance for teachers and staff regarding disclosures of students’ gender identity.
MMSD guidance allows teachers and staff to not be required to share a student’s name and pronoun preferences with parents if it is in the student’s best interests for their safety and support at school.
The lawsuit was filed by the conservative law firm Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty on behalf of 14 parents who say it is a violation of their rights to not be informed of the name or pronoun used for their children at school. The injunction prevents the school district from enforcing the guidance. The school district maintains that the guidance is not policy, and the court’s decision did not order a change in guidance.