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Given how much you are conflating and inferring, I'm a bit hesitant to discuss this further, because I think you will see no distinction.
"Schools and school staff must remain neutral on all issues of politics."
Schools and school staff are government employees. They should not advocate for political outcomes in their status as government employees. That's entirely different from saying they must be neutral. I see no problem in teachers telling their students their own political views, although increasingly that's risky in these litigious times. But I see nothing wrong in a teacher identifying as a Democrat or a Republican, and think it's really wrong when they are attacked for this (ie, a teacher saying she's a Democrat and being slammed for being a baby killer, or a teacher getting fired for saying he voted for Trump.)
"Civil rights are political issues."
That's not an opinion, but a simple fact. They must be fought for and won in the political arena.
"Teachers should not advocate for civil rights."
Not in the classroom or school community.
Now, you have shown in three or four comments a real confusion between "advocating for civil rights" and "ensuring students treat each other civility". So try and understand, if you can, that no competent teacher would allow one student to tell another he or she was going to hell for any reason whatsoever. It's so bizarre that I am inferring you use it as a strawhorse. I would likewise find it absurd to see anyone argue that a teacher would stay silent if one student said she was a Christian and another said "your stupid god says all gays should go to hell."
That's not political neutrality. If you don't understand how to shut down that sort of conversation without resorting to political advocacy, I'm not sure what to tell you.
"I think you are wrong to push back against demanding that students embrace equality and civil rights afforded to all."
This is political activism. I don't make political demands of my students. No teacher should. And this does not in any way stop me from ensuring that all students are treated fairly and equitably. I find it puzzling that you would be incapable of doing the same.