Friday, May 17, 2024

california.....shithole .......never used to be .......


Let me start by saying!!!!!! .....California is now a  drug infested  shithole .......thanks  democrats ....... you liberal fucks ........  for  voting  for  the democrats to fuck up!!!!! .....what was  once  a  cool state it is  over run  by  homeless  people ....... shitting in the streets ........ and  doing  drugs.......  must be  fucking  proud  of  your  pathetic  weak  torsos ......California  was  a film makers  dream ....... the cool place in     seventies ......wood stock !!!!!!.....and many many other  great  things  ........but no !!!!!you had to fuck it up like  everything else ......dirty  disheveled  political  donkey asses .......the democratic party like one of these   family members ......who is  addicted  to glue ........and  spray paint cans  ....and  just  robs...... and steals .........and  fucks  everything up they description .........anyways i am so glad  they had  to pay this  chick .....i got off topic   because i hate the  whole  california  shitty  place  ......and the  fucking teachers  are  pandering ......

SoCal district to pay $360K to teacher who was fired after refusing to follow transgender policies

SIMI VALLEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Jessica Tapia of
Jessica Tapia, who taught P.E. at Jurupa Valley High School, claimed in a lawsuit that her free speech and religious rights had been violated. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

A Riverside County school district has agreed to pay $360,000 to settle a lawsuit from a former teacher who was fired last year after refusing to adhere to policies regarding transgender or gender-nonconforming students, citing her Christian beliefs.

Jessica Tapia, who taught physical education at Jurupa Valley High School, claimed in her wrongful termination lawsuit that her free speech and religious rights had been violated. She had refused — hypothetically, in statements to district personnel — to use students' preferred pronouns, to allow them to use the locker room matching their gender identity, or to "withhold information" from parents about their child's gender identity, according to the federal lawsuit.

The Jurupa Unified School District did not admit any wrongdoing, but agreed to pay Tapia $285,000, as well as $75,000 for her attorneys' fees, according to the settlement agreement signed Tuesday. Tapia also agreed not to seek future employment with the district, and both sides agreed to not disparage each other or file future lawsuits.

Julianne Fleischer, one of Tapia's attorneys, called the settlement an "incredible victory."

"Her religious beliefs were not accommodated when they could have been," said Fleischer, legal counsel for Advocates for Faith & Freedom, a Murrieta-based nonprofit religious liberties group. “We think it sends a strong message that there’s a price to pay when you ask a teacher to lie and withhold information."

Read more: Transgender rights vs. parent rights. California goes to court to settle school divide

Jacquie Paul, a Jurupa Unified spokesperson, said the settlement was a "compromise of a disputed claim."

"The decision to settle this case was made ... in the best interest of the students, such that the district can continue to dedicate all of its resources and efforts to educate and support its student population regardless of their protected class," Paul said in a statement.

The case is just one of several lawsuits challenging how the rights of transgender students, their parents and teachers should be balanced — disputes that have formed the backbone of California’s education culture wars.

Under California’s anti-discrimination laws, federal and state laws, a transgender or gender-nonconforming student’s identity should not be shared, including with their parents, without the student’s permission, according to the California Department of Education.

But in Tapia's case, her attorneys argued there was never an instance when she didn't abide by school and state policies, because it never came up in her tenure.

Read more: Murrieta Valley board defies California, will keep policy to tell parents about LGBTQ+ transitioning

Instead, her termination stemmed from several of her social media posts, which students found offensive and reported for their content about transgender people and religion. When school officials asked her to curb her social media activity and agree to follow certain district policies regarding transgender students' privacy and rights, she refused, citing her Christian beliefs.

Tapia requested a religious accommodation, saying the district's policies went against her beliefs "regarding human sexuality and lying," according to her lawsuit.

Fleischer said her organization has respect for the transgender community, but this case affirms that “religious rights are not second class.”

Paul said the district will "continue to follow all local, state and federal laws, including laws against harassment and discrimination to protect its students and employees."

Read more: LGBTQ+ students have become a political target. Know your rights in California

Tapia was hired by the district in 2014, first as a substitute and later full time, and taught both middle school and high school physical education. She was fired in January 2023, according to the lawsuit.

Tapia publicly supported a bill last year that would have required teachers to disclose to parents if their child was gender-nonconforming or transgender. That bill has since died in committee.

She is now helping lead Advocates for Faith & Freedom's new campaign called "Teachers Don't Lie," to support other educators who feel their faith is being compromised by school policies.

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This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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