A federal court issued an early ruling May 9 that favors a Fort Riley Middle School teacher in a case relating to the Geary County School District’s controversial policy on preferred names and pronouns.

In the lawsuit case of math teacher Pamela Ricard v. USD 475 Geary County Schools, the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas granted a portion of a preliminary injunction Monday that while the case proceeds, Ricard may address students with their preferred name when communicating with the students’ parents.

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