Maryland parental rights case awaits Supreme Court review

(The Center Square) — A parental rights case that began four years ago in Montgomery County, Maryland, now waits at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The plaintiffs hope their case will be one of the less than 2% of those petitioned to the nation’s highest court that the court takes on.

The case is John and Jane Parents 1 v. Montgomery County Board of Education, in which three parents with children in Montgomery County public schools sued the board because of a 2020-21 gender identity policy that authorized the concealing of information from parents. The policy prioritized supporting students, which could mean leaving parents in the dark if their child was transitioning.

“Matters of gender identity can be complex and may involve familial conflict…. In such cases, staff will support the development of a student-led plan that works toward inclusion of the family, if possible, and recognizing that providing support
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