Press Release

STATEMENT: Mike Pence Applauds the Eighth Circuit’s Linn-Mar Decision

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled in favor of protecting the rights of families. The case, Parents Defending Education v. Linn-Mar Community School District et al, challenged a school district’s policy of parental exclusion, which enabled students to begin gender transition plans without notifying their parents. 

Upon learning of the Eighth Circuit’s decision, Mike Pence offered the following statement: 

“Today, we applaud the Eighth Circuit’s decision, which is an important step in the fight to uphold and protect the rights of parents and families in Linn-Mar. A family is the single best unit to protect children, and we must continue to do everything we can to empower parents over bureaucrats. The strength of our nation is tied to the strength of our families, and we will not stand idly by as the Radical Left attempts to indoctrinate our children behind parents’ backs.”