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Saying only 2 genders on school bus gets   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started Nov-24 by WALTER784; 126 views.
WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Nov-24

Saying only 2 genders on school bus gets kid suspended from school.

Student suspended for ‘only two genders’ comment sues school

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire student-athlete is suing his school district after he was suspended from a football game for allegedly expressing his view that there are “only two genders.”
 
The lawsuit, filed on Nov. 4, said that the suspension in September was in violation of the student’s constitutional right to free speech and the New Hampshire Bill of Rights because he expressed his religious beliefs, The Portsmouth Herald reported.
 
The plaintiff is also aiming to prohibit enforcing Exeter High School’s gender-nonconforming student’s policy because of what he says is its infringement on his First Amendment rights.

Student suspended for 'only two genders' comment sues school | AP News

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From: Showtalk

Nov-24

That is the problem with language. From a scientific standpoint, people can only be born male, female or hermaphrodite. From a social standpoint apparently they can be or say anything they want to.  So scientifically, he has a case. However, we know that doesn’t even matter anymore, only not offending someone.  Except what if he is the one who is offended?  That is the problem with slippery slope justice.  Eventually those making the rules will be affected by their own rules.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Nov-24

Infringement on freedom of speech...

Infringement on freedom of religion...

Both of the above are Constitutionally protected.

No slippery slope what so ever... being offended or not is not a Constitutional right. But freedom of speech and religion ARE.

If his religion taught him that there are only 2 genders... even if he utters it on a bus, in the classroom, in a public space, in his home... he also has his right to express his free speech.

This is an infringement upon his Constitutional rights and I do believe he as a very big case that should be easily won!

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From: Showtalk

Nov-24

A judge can change the law by ruling against him.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Nov-24

A judge can rule against him but that's not really changing the law.

It's called ignoring a Constitutional right and as such... it is something a judge should never do because they swore to uphold the Constitution.

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