The groundbreaking case of a young Canadian girl who was distressed by a school lesson on gender theory will proceed to a full hearing.
According to The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, who has also defended the victims of transgender predator “Jessica” Yaniv, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal denied an attempt to dismiss the case of Pamela Buffone and her daughter, referred to as “NB,” against the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, the child’s former teacher, and the principal of the school.
The Tribunal made the decision after the school board argued unsuccessfully that the child’s case had no reasonable prospect of success and should not be permitted to proceed.
The Buffone family is asking the Tribunal to rule that the school board stop “teaching gender theory in any manner which suggests that sex categories of male and female do not exist, or are fluid, or exist on a spectrum.”
The family brought the claim for discrimination on the basis of gender identity, for teaching NB and her class there are no such things as girls or boys. NB identifies strongly with her biology as a girl. [JCCF] filed an amended application on the family’s behalf, including a claim for discrimination on the basis of sex, noting the child’s rights to security of the person and equality under sections 7 and 15(1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms had also been infringed.
Back in January of 2018, “NB” was a student of “JB,” a young teacher in the district. The teacher showed the class a YouTube video titled, “He, She, and They?!? – Gender: Queer Kid Stuff #2,” which promoted the idea that “some people aren’t boys or girls” and that those who do not feel like a boy or girl might simply be genderless. In order to find out someone’s gender, the video says, simply ask the person their preferred pronouns.
On another occasion, the teacher drew a “gender spectrum” on the board and asked each student to determine where they feel they land on the spectrum. After NB planted herself squarely on the far end marked “girl,” JB told the class that “girls are not real, and boys are not real”.
NB went home and told her parents about the distressing lesson, repeatedly asking them why her identity as a girl was “not real.” She stated that she was not sure if she wanted to be a mommy when she grew up and asked if she could “go to the doctor” about this issues, saying that she “had to do something” about the fact that she is a girl.
The Buffones allege that JB’s lessons undermined their daughter’s foundational concept of identity and contradicted biological reality.
Despite the clear distress the lessons had caused, the Buffones say school officials refused to take any steps to remedy the situation, and NB was moved to a different school.
Although NB was happy not to have JB for a teacher anymore, her mother reported that she was still upset by her experience in JB’s class and continued to wrestle with the concept that her own identity as a girl was “not real.” The situation continued to worsen to the point that NB’s mother sought assistance from a psychologist, according to the application.
In its application to have the case dismissed, the school board argued that classroom discussions about gender identity and gender expression cannot be the basis of a Human Rights Code infringement. In its response, the Justice Centre argued on behalf of the family that gender identity is a novel, poorly defined, and logically convoluted concept. “As a protected ground under the Code,” JCCF states, “it is important that the Tribunal develop a body of case law to understand the limits and manifestations of discrimination under this ground, especially when it conflicts with protections previously in existence, namely that of sex – particularly for women and girls.”
“If everyone has a gender identity, and gender identities are protected under the Code, then NB’s gender identity as a girl should be protected,” said JCCF staff lawyer Lisa Bildy. “If the School Board can accommodate the inclusion of trans and other gender identities into the classroom setting, then surely they can accommodate the inclusion of children who experience no discord between their biology and their sense of self.”
Praise God that this case is moving forward, but this is just one school district in one country. Children all over the world are being brainwashed en masse into accepting gender theory and the notion that their feelings supersede their biology—and with catastrophic results.
With more and more organizations developing and promoting classroom resources to further infect our schools with this ideology, it has never been more important to speak out and get involved. We cannot be silent! Our children are on the line!
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