Byron "Tanner" Cross, teacher with the Loudoun County School District (photo: Alliance Defending Freedom / Alliance Defending Freedom)
Cross had said he could not “affirm that a biological boy can be a girl, and vice versa,” citing his Christian faith.
By Kevin J. Jones, CNA, A
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s Supreme Court has sided with a teacher after he challenged a school district mandate of affirming transgender identities.
Byron “Tanner” Cross, a physical education teacher at Leesburg Elementary School in the Loudoun County Public School District, spoke at a May school board meeting against policies requiring teachers to refer to students by their preferred gender pronouns. After he was suspended by his school district for allegedly making a “disruptive impact,” Virginia’s Supreme Court on Monday ruled that he should not have been suspended.
The legal group representing the teacher welcomed Monday’s decision. …