Christian parents plan to sue government over sons’ transgender policies after their six-year-old was so confused by a ‘boy wearing a dress’ he had to be taken out of class
- Parents Nigel and Sally Rowe kicked sons out of school over fight over trans uniforms
- Christian couple say rules ‘confuse’ sons and issue too complex for children
- Lawyers will demand judicial review of government ‘failure’ to challenge policy
Pictured: Nigel and Sally Rowe tasked a legal team to challenge their sons’ transgender policies
Christian parents are preparing to sue the government over transgender guidelines issued at their sons’ school, which they say were so “confused” that they should be homeschooled instead.
Nigel and Sally Rowe have objected to the counseling being provided at their two sons’ Church of England school and have instructed a legal team.
The couple’s lawyers have written to the government that they plan to seek a judicial review of what they say is ministers’ failure to challenge the local government’s transgender guidelines, the Times reported.
The Transgender Guidance of the Cornwall Schools states that transgender pupils ‘should be able to wear the uniform of their true gender’.
It adds: ‘If the child dresses appropriately according to school rules, feels safe and supported, and the clothes they wear are appropriate for them, there should be no problem.
‘Where children are free to choose clothes, the transition from M2F (male to female) or F2M (female to male) can be more difficult because the change in clothing is more obvious.’
Nigel and Sally Rowe, who live on the Isle of Wight, first publicly objected to the guidance in 2017 when they removed their second son from school.
Thinking it’s wrong for young children to face the complex issue of transgenderism, they sprang into action in 2017 after their six-year-old son came home “confused as to why a boy was now a girl.” His brother, eight, was withdrawn in 2016 due to a similar incident.
Mr and Mrs Rowe accused the school of not respecting their right to educate their children in accordance with their religious values.
Mr and Mrs Rowe say the policy so ‘confused’ their sons that they had to be homeschooled
They said parents were not consulted about the school’s policies to address transphobic behavior, which were introduced to comply with the Equality Act of 2010.
According to the Times, the couple said that when they brought up the matter, the director gave them the choice of “confirming transgenderism, which they believe is harmful, or being labeled transphobic.”
Rowe said in a statement yesterday: “This isn’t just about guys wearing dresses.
“This case is about an ideology that is now entrenched in schools, local authorities and Church of England leadership, causing serious long-term harm to thousands of children.”
Speaking out on the matter earlier, Mr Row said they feel they need to “stand up” for parents in their position who feel there is an agenda going on that overturns their Christian beliefs.
A spokesperson for the Department of Education told the Times: “We recognize that issues related to gender identity can be complex and sensitive.
“Schools are best placed to decide together with parents, students and public services what is best for individual children – and what is best for everyone else in the school.”