A teenage athlete in New Hampshire filed a lawsuit against his high school after being suspended for claiming that there are only two genders, referring to ‘new genders’ that are neither male nor female as not belonging to natural biology.
The Daily Mail reported that the lawsuit was filed against Exeter High School by the affected young man and his mother, with the help of a Christian organization called Cornerstone Action.
According to the lawsuit, the high school student, identified as MP, was reportedly discussing the difficulty of addressing a non-binary person in the Spanish language with his friends on the school bus when another student intervened to confront him when MP said, ‘There are only genders.’
The discussion did not end on the bus and continued in a lengthy debate via their cell phones. Those messages were apparently given to school officials who suspended MP from his soccer games, arguing that the young man “does not respect inclusive pronouns.”
The lawsuit, filed in Rockingham Superior Court on Nov. 4, alleges that the suspension violated the student’s constitutional right to free speech and the New Hampshire Bill of Rights.
The student claims that his statement regarding the controversial issue is part of his Catholic beliefs. The school district’s policies on “gender pronouns” and “non-binary gender identity” infringe on his First Amendment right to free speech.
The policies referenced in the lawsuit state that students should be referred to by the pronouns of their choice and students and teachers who fail to respect the use of these pronouns are subject to punishment by the educational institution where the conflict has erupted.
In the complaint, MP acknowledges violating this policy because it does not consider it legitimate.
“In fact, it denied, and will continue to deny, that anyone can belong to a gender other than ‘male’ or ‘female,'” the complaint reads.
In statements to the media, School superintendent David Ryan said that the school was reviewing the complaint “and will be able to share a statement once we have completed that review.”
Since gender ideology has permeated the education system, numerous cases such as MP’s have surfaced in which institutions have discriminated against a student or teacher, punishing them for expressing their biology-based beliefs.
In March 2021 transcended the case of the State University of New York, which suspended a student from mandatory teaching programs due to a publication on Instagram of the student where he claims that there are only two genders.
Owen Steven posted a video on his Instagram account saying that “A man is a man, a woman is a woman. A man is not a woman and a woman is not a man,” which was “discovered” by his peers and apparently reported to university authorities.
According to Daily Wire for Steven to return to participate in classes on campus, the university proposed that he complete a “remediation plan” that includes deleting all of his posts expressing conservative ideas such as those in the video in question, reducing his social media presence, and attending school-sanctioned training.
The Equality Act imposed by the Biden administration earlier this year endorses these institutions’ decisions that punish their members for freely expressing themselves by stating issues that are even based on the most basic science, even though some may find them offensive.