Kettle Moraine schools gender lawsuit, judge hears arguments

A Waukesha County judge on Wednesday, April 19 heard arguments in a gender-focused lawsuit against the Kettle Moraine School District.

The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) is suing the district over allowing underage students to decide their gender identity, including names and pronouns, at school without parental consent.

"Gender identity transition is a major event in a child's life, and it's a controversial issue – it's an issue over which experts disagree about what the proper response is," said WILL's Luke Berg. "Parents need to be involved to make that decision."

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Kettle Moraine School District

Kettle Moraine School District

"These situations often have to be addressed in a case by case basis," said Ron Stadler, an attorney representing the school district. "The plaintiff faults us for not having a policy in place, but they are nearly impossible situations to legislate with a policy."

The decision is now in the hands of the judge. There is no estimated time when it could come down.