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ADF supports OK's education policies protecting parental rights, girls' privacy

Friday, Mar 17, 2023

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kate Anderson, director of the ADF Center for Parental Rights, regarding two formal comments ADF attorneys submitted Friday in support of Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters’s proposed education regulations that ensure respect for the role of parents in directing the education and health care of their children and protect the privacy and safety of female students:

“Parents know their kids best. As the primary caregivers, parents are best positioned to make good decisions about their kids’ education and health care. Schools have no business cutting parents out of those kinds of crucial decisions about children’s lives. We support Superintendent Walters’s proposed regulations, which would protect parental rights—and protect kids—by ensuring that schools inform parents about important changes to children’s mental and physical health. These proposed regulations would also protect girls’ safety and privacy by ensuring they can use girls’ only locker rooms, showers, and bathrooms.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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ABOUT Kate Anderson

Kate Anderson serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is the director of the Center for Parental Rights. Since joining ADF in 2015, Anderson has focused on protecting the conscience rights of individuals being unjustly compelled to forfeit their beliefs under threat of government retaliation, heavy fines, or other punishment. Prior to joining ADF, Anderson was an associate attorney with Ellis, Li & McKinstry, PLLC, in Seattle, where she litigated both civil and criminal cases. She obtained her law degree magna cum laude in 2009 from Gonzaga University School of Law, where she served on the Gonzaga Law Review. She is admitted to the state bars of Arizona and Washington, the U.S. Supreme Court, and several federal district and appellate courts.