U.S. District Judge Nina Wang dismissed a civil case Tuesday brought by the parents of two Poudre School District middle schoolers who alleged the district violated their parental rights, guaranteed under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment, to direct the upbringing of their children.
‘God Is Really Using Them:’ Fort Collins Activist’s School Lawsuit Spearheaded by Christian Extremists
The Truth & Liberty Coalition, a right-wing evangelical group, frequently claims to provide “biblical answers, information, and resources to help you stand for truth and affect godly change.” But late last month, it also provided a platform to a Larimer County activist and mother, who’s currently involved in a lawsuit against a Colorado school district over several of its policies relating to the LGBTQ community.
State Rep. Stephanie Luck (R-Penrose) State Rep. Stephanie Luck is no stranger to culture war-inspired controversies. The Penrose Republican has developed a reputation as an anti-abortion hardliner, calling the practice “legalized genocide,” and pushed a bill that would have required medical providers to collect personal data from abortion patients; she’s also an election denier who, in April 2021, asked Trump attorney John Eastman if there were any remaining avenues to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Now, she’s become the latest Republican to accuse LGBTQ people of preying on young children, a homophobic trope that’s as worn out as it is dangerous.