Reflexive Pronouns

Politico with the backstory of how a lawsuit over a teen spurred Florida Republicans to pass the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law. “On that September day in 2020, after Littlejohn picked her teen up from school, she was struck by an offhand comment the 13-year-old made: The teen said ‘it was funny’ when school staffers asked what gender restroom they preferred to use in response to their new name. This conversation proved to be a tipping point for the Littlejohns, who sued Leon County Schools in 2021 claiming that school officials helped their child transition to a different gender without informing them.” (Because that’s how it happens. One day you’re happy with your gender. Then a teacher asks which restroom you want to use and, on a whim, you decide you’ve been living the wrong pronoun.)

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