Fired for not using trans student’s pronouns, teacher argues ‘that is not tolerance’

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12/07/2018

Before he was fired for refusing to use male pronouns for a transgender student, Virginia teacher Peter Vlaming defended his convictions. “We are here today because a specific worldview is being imposed on me,” Vlaming said during a West Point Public School Board meeting to decide his fate, WTVR6 reported. “Even higher than my family ranks my faith.” The school board voted 5-0 Thursday to fire Vlaming, a French teacher at West Point High School, after he agreed to use a male transgender student’s new name — but tried to avoid using any pronouns when referring to the ninth-grade student, ABC News reported.

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