VA: Teacher suspended for opposing gender policy must be reinstated, judge rules

Source: Fox News

“Byron ‘Tanner’ Cross, a physical education teacher, has won an initial battle with the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), which placed him on leave after a controversial speech denouncing a proposed policy regarding gender. In a letter Tuesday, Twelfth Circuit Judge James E. Plowman ordered LCPS to restore Cross'[s] position as a physical education teacher at Leesburg Elementary School. The temporary injunction will allow Cross to maintain his job until Dec. 31, at which point the injunction will dissolve unless other orders are put in place. Plowman argued that Cross was likely to succeed if his case was brought to trial, that the school district had adversely impacted his First Amendment rights, and that reinstating his job was within the ‘public interest.'” (06/08/21)

https://www.foxnews.com/us/virginia-tanner-cross-legal-battle