‘Tyrants’: Idaho School Board Silences Parents, State Senator Who Object to Allowing Biological Males in Female-Only Rooms
A mom responds: “They have no interest in including us in their decisions. They are just tyrants, and they just want to push their agenda and do their own thing. They’ve proven that time and time again.”
An Idaho school board shut off the microphone of one member who disagreed with a policy allowing transgender locker rooms. The meeting quickly ended when parents who disagreed with the policy erupted after being shut out.
Proposal 3281 “addresses gender identity and sexual orientation in schools and school-related functions.”
The policy was not up for a vote at the Caldwell School District school board meeting.
I noticed the news glosses over what happened at the meeting, making those who oppose the policy the bad guys.
First-term State Senator Chris Trakel voiced his opinion, warning the board they would “face litigation” if the school board pushed the proposal.
KIVITV reported the meeting ended because of the outbursts from those who did not want to adopt the proposal.
The school district expressed disappointment “that some attending refused to follow the rules, ” so others couldn’t share “their thoughts with the board.”
Idaho News 2 disclosed that most people at the meeting spoke out against the policy. But, like KIVITV, it didn’t mention what the board did to Trakel and parents:
The school board chair Marisela Pesina warned the crowd multiple times to maintain order.
Sen. Trakel eventually began raising his voice, shouting at the board members.
The chair moved to recess for broken protocol, which eventually turned into a vote to abruptly adjourn the meeting.
Why did Trakel have to shout? Why did the parents get frustrated?
Trakel and Brittany Gish, with her daughter Gianna, went on Fox & Friends this morning to tell the details Idaho News 6 and other outlets left out.
As Trakel objected to the proposal, the board shut off his microphone, which upset other members. As people who agreed with the senator became vocal, the board shut down the meeting:
“They have no interest in hearing how the parents feel,” Brittany said. “They have no interest in including us in their decisions. They are just tyrants, and they just want to push their agenda and do their own thing. They’ve proven that time and time again.”
“We want rights for everybody, but what I don’t want is someone else’s rights to infringe on my child’s rights. She has her right to her privacy and all the other children should as well,” she said.
Trakel condemned the school district for “attempting to force a policy” on families that puts students in “harm’s way” by removing their privacy.
“And all the while, at the same time, they’re supposed to lie about this to the parents as well,” he said.
Gianna and her friends do not want biological males in female-only rooms: “I am very worried… it would be very awkward for everyone.”DONATE
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