Family to sue school over boys in dresses

Nigel and Sally Rowe

Nigel and Sally Rowe

'We believe it is wrong to encourage very young children to embrace transgenderism, boys are boys and girls are girls'.

The family withdrew the six-year-old from the school and will now educate him at home, alongside his eight-year-old brother, who was taken out of school a year ago after a boy in his class also began to wear dresses. Boys are boys and girls are girls.

'Gender dysphoria is something we as Christians need to address with love and compassion, but not in the sphere of a primary school environment'.

Freshwater parents Nigel and Sally Rowe have pulled their 6-year-old son out of an Island primary school and are set to launch legal action due to a young boy wearing a girl's uniform to school.

The school told The Telegraph transgender pupils are protected under the Equalities Act 2010 and that it has policies in place to tackle transphobia.

But they are now set to take the Diocese of Portsmouth to court arguing that it has not respected their rights to raise their children with biblical values.

'Because our schools have a Christian ethos, we also believe that children of all faiths and those with none should all feel equally welcomed, valued and nurtured as children of God within our learning communities'. It would be unlawful for any of our schools to do otherwise.

"Remember we're talking children that are six years of age. We're concerned about that".

"Well, the choice is to consign your child to a life of misery and possibly self harm and an early grave or to do everything you can to help them become the person they want to be".

But lawyers for the Rowe family are set to argue that the law only applies to people over 18. In 2016, 84 children aged between three and seven were referred to gender identity clinics, compared to just 20 in the year of 2012 to 2013. Andrea Williams, the centre's chief executive, commented: "This new transgender ideology is being aggressively imposed on unsuspecting schools, parents and children. I think numerous listeners would be very concerned that they've got their son or daughter coming to school dressed as a different gender".

Latest News