Virginia teacher sues school after being fired for refusing to use student’s preferred pronouns

by Jordyn Pair · Oct 1st, 2019 4:59 pm

Last Updated Nov 19th, 2019 at 3:29 pm

A teacher who was fired from a Virginia school for refusing to use male pronouns for a female student who identifies as male is now suing the school for breach of contract and violation of his rights to free speech.

Peter Vlaming was fired by the West Point School Board last December after he refused to use male pronouns for a biologically female student, opting instead to use the student’s preferred name while avoiding pronouns altogether.

Vlaming claims the school board invented a pronoun policy, citing a “guidance” from the government that was not legally binding. He is demanding reinstatement to his former position as a French teacher at the same or higher salary.


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