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McCord v. South Madison Community School Corporation

Indiana school counselor fired for speaking about gender identity policy

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Summary

The South Madison Community School Corporation in Indiana fired school counselor Kathy McCord, a 37-year veteran in the education field, for speaking about the school district’s gender identity policy. In August 2021, the school district adopted a policy that required counselors and other employees to use names and pronouns for students that do not correspond with their sex, without requiring parental notification or consent. In some cases, it even required employees to hide these new names and pronouns from parents.

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Trial Court
5/18/2023
Trial Court
5/18/2023

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Vincent Wagner
Senior Counsel
Vincent Wagner serves as senior counsel with the Center for Parental Rights at Alliance Defending Freedom where he safeguards parents’ rights to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children.