In recent years, Americans have discovered how “woke” public schools have become. In many parts of the country, students and teachers are forced to comply with far-left policies.
A teacher in one blue state tried to help a student. But because he used the “wrong” pronouns, he lost his job.
He took this case to court, reaching the highest court in the state. And now, the state Supreme Court has issued its ruling.
From Just the News:
The Virginia Supreme Court is giving teacher Peter Vlaming another shot at holding the West Point School Board accountable for allegedly violating his rights under the state constitution, Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act and “common-law contract principles.”…
Vlaming’s lawyers at the Alliance Defending Freedom tried to convince the state Supreme Court to take the case nearly two years ago by arguing that Virginians’ conscience rights under their own constitution were “slowly vanishing” into the less protective U.S. Constitution.
The Virginia Supreme Court has chided a lower court for rejecting a lawsuit from teacher Peter Vlaming. The French teacher argued that his firing over his failure to use a transgender student’s “preferred pronouns” violated the state’s constitution.
According to his legal team, Virginia’s “conscience rights” provide stronger protection than the U.S. Constitution. Previously, teachers facing similar problems in other states have taken their cases to federal courts. But they’ve often failed.
In the case of Vlaming, he is invoking Virginia law, which a lower court had not considered. The state Supreme Court has rebuked the lower court for not even “hearing any evidence” before throwing out the case.
The issue of transgenderism has become a powder keg in government-run public schools. Some red states have banned the use of “preferred pronouns” as well as the teaching of gender ideology in lower grades. Other states, mostly blue states, have promoted transgenderism, inciting outrage from parents.
- The Virginia Supreme Court agreed to hear a case concerning a fired teacher.
- The teacher lost this job for failing to use a transgender student’s “preferred ronouns.”
- His lawyers argued that Virginia’s conscience rights provide more protections than the U.S. Constitution.
Source: Just the News