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Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Calls for Resignation Over 'One of the Most Outrageous Actions by Any School Superintendent in Texas History


"School personnel must not question any student's sincerely held belief regarding his or her gender identity..."

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, right, introduces Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a press conference Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Texas' lieutenant governor is going after a local superintendent for his adoption of "transgender student guidelines" that offer support to young people in the midst of gender transitions, calling for parents to speak out and remove the school official from his post.

"After less than a year as superintendent, Dr. [Kent Paredes] Scribner has lost his focus and thereby his ability to lead the Fort Worth ISD," Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said in a statement. "He has placed his own personal political agenda ahead of the more than 86,000 students attending 146 schools in the district by unilaterally adopting ‘Transgender Student Guidelines.’"

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