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A partial photo of the exterior of a brick building reads "Fort Osage High School." Layered on top of that are pages of documents from a lawsuit. A highlighted section of one of the documents reads: "During that meeting, Mr. Schartz advised Mx. Jackson that they were making parent and students "uncomfortable" with their use of gender-neutral pronouns when referencing themself and the other students who had requested this designation."
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A nonbinary student teacher was told by an employee of the Fort Osage District that using gender-neutral pronouns was “too personal” and “too political.” Now, Olivia Jackson alleges that the school district discriminated by refusing to hire them because of their gender identity.
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