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New Hampshire High School Student Allegedly Suspended for Saying There are ‘Only Two Genders’, Sues School District


A New Hampshire student-athlete is suing his school district after he was suspended from a football game for saying that there are “only two genders.” 

The lawsuit, filed in Rockingham Superior Court, alleges that the September suspension violated the student’s Constitutional right to free speech and the New Hampshire Bill of Rights because he expressed his religious beliefs, Fox News reports

The plaintiff is also seeking to block the enforcement of Exeter High School’s gender-nonconforming student’s policy because of what he calls an infringement on his First Amendment rights. 

The district’s policy on transgender and gender nonconforming students “requires that all programs, activities, and employment practices be free from discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.”