In today’s News:
Congressional call to investigate abortion doctor
Led by Kansas Congressman Doctor Roger Marshal, 49 members of Congress have sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr calling for an investigation of abortionists who violated the partial birth abortion ban passed in 2003. This information has been corroborated in testimonial videos published by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). The members of Congress have asked for an investigation of specific actions taken by the Vice President of Abortion Access at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Tram Nguyen, who admitted under oath to killing babies “intact” so as to harvest their body parts. As the Congressional press release reads, the abortionists were “deliberately killing a partially delivered baby.” Late last month, CMP released this video testimony from the April 2019 court hearing.
Nevada voters may change marriage definition
Voters in Nevada will decide in November whether to change the text of the state constitution to remove language defining marriage as a union between only one man and one woman. Nevada is one of the about 30 states that passed state constitutional amendments to ban same-sex marriage before such rules were struck down by the 2015 Supreme Court decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, which established a right to same-sex marriage nationwide. However, the text of the amendment remains in the Nevada constitution even though it is unenforceable.
Court order bans school officials from lying to parents
A Wisconsin state court issued an order Monday that prohibits the Madison Metropolitan School District from lying to or deceiving parents about the gender identity that their child may have adopted at school. The court’s injunction is in effect while a lawsuit against the district is on appeal. The lawsuit, filed in February by Alliance Defending Freedom Attorneys (ADF) together with lead counsel from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), challenges a school district policy that instructs district employees to assist children of any age to adopt a transgender identity at school upon the child’s request without notice to or consent from parents, to conceal from parents the fact that school personnel are doing this unless the child “consents” to the parents being told, and even instructs district employees to conceal these facts from parents. WILL and ADF attorneys represent multiple families at the school district in challenging the policy, which violates constitutionally protected parental rights.
Court rules for gender-confused student
A school district in Minnesota must allow trans-identified students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, a Minnesota appeals court ruled Monday. The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the parents of a biological female high school student who identifies as a male. The family sued The Anoka-Hennepin School District in 2019 and alleged that the student, identified in legal documents as N.H., was required to use a separate locker room when she participated on the boys’ swim team. The court ruled that locker room segregation based on sex is a violation of the Minnesota Human Rights Act, which bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, among other identifiers, including race and religion. Thus, the female student will be allowed to enter the boys’ locker rooms and showers.