A public charter school in California has defended its decision to send a first-grade student to the principal’s office for not referring to her biologically male transgender classmate by the classmate’s preferred pronoun. Rocklin Academy provided a statement to The Christian Post on Monday, explaining that the law requires students to be called by their preferred gender. “State (CA Education Code Section 220) and federal law (Title IX) creates many classes of people that are

protected from discrimination under the law. Religion, nationality, and gender are among the protected classes. Schools that receive state and federal funds — including all California charter schools — are required to abide by these laws,” the school said. “In practical terms, this means Rocklin Academy is required by the law to call students by their preferred gender. The school has a legal responsibility to prevent or stop harassment of protected classes.” READ MORE