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Florida Teachers File Federal Lawsuit Challenging State’s Personal Pronoun Ban

via 10 Tampa Bay

Three teachers in Florida filed a federal lawsuit claiming a new state law restricting the use of titles and pronouns at schools is unconstitutional, as it discriminates against nonbinary and transgender teachers.

The law equates sex with a person’s reproductive organs at birth.

The lawsuit argues that the law violates the teachers’ First Amendment and civil rights. (Trending: Sports Icon Dies Suddenly At 56)

The plaintiffs assert that the law stigmatizes them and threatens their well-being.

“Florida has stigmatized plaintiffs, threatened their psychological well-being, upended the respect that is owed to them as educators and that is necessary for a safe workplace and functioning classroom, and put their professions and families’ well-being on the line,” the complaint stated.

“Florida’s statute must give way to the Constitution and laws of the United States and must not be enforced.”

The law was criticized by GOP Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who expressed concerns about pronoun usage in schools.

“We never did this through all of human history until like, what, two weeks ago?” DeSantis said.

“Now this is something, they’re having third-graders declare pronouns?”

“We’re not doing the pronoun Olympics in Florida. It’s not happening here.”

One plaintiff, a math teacher, faced challenges after legally transitioning.

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