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After protests, Catholic high school backtracks and again offers job to coach in same-sex marriage

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23.09.2021

The nation has its eyes on teachers, staff, and parents of school-aged children as many classrooms reopen to in-person learning amid the pandemic. We know teachers have had a world of stress to deal with, ranging from parents infuriated over mask requirements to worry about becoming ill (or, conversely, bringing the virus to school) themselves. National media has covered a disturbing trend about teachers losing their jobs in recent months, and it has nothing to do with the virus.

As Daily Kos has covered, several teachers are saying they’ve either been fired or pushed to resign because of their sexual orientation or support of LGBTQ folks. Daily Kos covered, for instance, the volleyball coach who says he was forced to resign because he is gay, the Missouri teacher who resigned after the school district made him remove a Pride flag from his classroom and the teacher who was made to leave the classroom after jokingly encouraging a student to pledge allegiance to a Pride flag. Most recently, supporters of Amanda Kammes say her new job as a lacrosse coach was rescinded after she listed her wife as her emergency contact on paperwork. As of Tuesday morning, the Chicago Tribune reports that........

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