Ontario Family Takes School Board to Tribunal Over Gender Identity Lessons







While the Doug Ford PC government sex-ed repeal lie is being exposed, and the government continues to enthusiastically allow the Wynne sex-ed to be taught in Ontario classrooms, at any age, one Ontario family is taking action.

An Ottawa-area family has filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal over gender identity theory lessons taught to their 6-year-old daughter in her Grade 1 class in her local public school.

According to a news story, the Buffone family claim their daughter was subjected to gender identity theory lessons in her classroom, where children were shown this video.

The child claims the teacher in the class then taught “there is no such thing as girls and boys,” and “girls are not real and boys are not real”, causing great distress to the child.

The child then “began spontaneously and repeatedly asking [her parents] why her identity as a girl was “not real.” She asked if she could ‘go to a doctor’ about the fact that she was a girl.”

The Buffones are asking the Tribunal to "order the Board i) to ensure that classroom instruction “not devalue, deny, or undermine in any way the female gender identity”; ii) to mandate teachers to  “inform parents when lessons on gender identity will take place or have taken place, including the teaching objectives and the materials that will be or have been used for such lessons”; and iii) to pay the Buffones $5,000.00 in general damages “to compensate for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect caused by the discrimination.”

I certainly hope the Tribunal mandates that teachers must inform parents in advance when these lesson will be taught- something which PAFE has been pushing for the past few years. Parents have a right to know when and what their children will be taught when it comes to sex-ed.

Will the Buffones be successful at the Tribunal? I don’t know.

What I do know is that this Doug Ford government had the ability to repeal the teaching of gender identity theory in classrooms- and promised they would- and instead the government repealed nothing. They lied.

And who is paying the price for the Ford-government cowardice, and about-face?

The children of Ontario.

What can you do?

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