Posted 05/09/2022 16:49 / Updated 05/09/2022 17:03
A Kansas teacher has been suspended for three days for refusing to use a student’s preferred pronouns. The teacher addressed him as “Miss” instead of using masculine or neuter names. Because of the suspension, Pamela Rickard sued Geary County Schools and will receive $95,000. The decision is on Wednesday (31/8).
According to information from the newspaper NBC NewsAssociation Southern Poverty Law Center The advocacy group that defended the teacher is defined as a “hate group” against LGBTQIA+ rights.
Lawyers for Alliance protects freedom They say they work for “people’s right to live their faith freely.” She also said that the understanding of the suspension of the teacher was a victory for freedom of expression in public schools.
At the time of the suspension, the school district did not have a formal policy regarding the use of students’ preferred names and pronouns. Therefore, Pamela Rickard was suspended for actions related to bullying.
As reported by the newspaper NBC NewsA week after the incident, the district adopted a practice of referring to the student by pronouns that require identification.
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