New Idaho legislation takes on school pronoun policies—read our memo here!

New Idaho legislation takes on school pronoun policies—read our memo here!

Across the country – and even here in Idaho – teachers who conscientiously object to using preferred pronouns are finding themselves ensnared in the trap of school pronoun policies.

In some places, educators have faced serious repercussions for their unwillingness to use preferred pronouns. Even in school districts with no written compelled pronoun policy, educators feel pressure from administrators, parents, and students to use preferred pronouns—and these teachers rightly fear what might happen if they continue disregarding such demands.

Responding to this growing problem, Rep. Ted Hill (R-Eagle) and Sen. Chris Trakel (R-Caldwell) last week introduced House Bill 538, which shields public school teachers and other government employees from adverse employment action for using biologically correct pronouns.

As you would imagine, most Idaho voters (62%) support legal protections for public school teachers who use biologically accurate pronouns, according to statewide public opinion polling commissioned by Idaho Family Policy Center.

And just as importantly, legislation like House Bill 538 safeguards constitutional guarantees for free speech, conscience rights, and religious freedom.

Want to dive into this issue more? The policy team at Idaho Family Policy Center wrote a comprehensive memo explaining the constitutional and legal grounds for state legislative reform to eliminate compelled pronoun policies in schools, which you can download here.

House Bill 538 fights back against the radical LGBT agenda by protecting teachers and other government employees from the pronoun police. We’re excited to support this legislation—and we’ll keep you updated on its progress, as well as ways you can get involved!


3 Responses

  1. Please pass legislation that will protect parents and teachers and other School Employees who conscientiously want to use correct biological pronouns for students

  2. Am I naive? I cannot imagine only 62% are against this ludicrous pronoun “policy”. There is much work to do.

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