If he'd answered "Because I haven't met the right woman yet" or something like that he'd be divulging his sexual orientation. My teachers don't get fired for saying that they're getting married to their loved ones in x amount of months, or that they have a baby on the way.
All he had to do was say he hadn't met the right person or whatever. No need to explain that it's illegal to get married.
So he should be FIRED for explaining that it's against the law.
"No need to..." That's something I hear a lot of bigots saying to justify stuff like this. When you say "No need to..." it's generally nothing to FIRE SOMEONE OVER.
This is discrimination. There's no denying it. Stuff like this makes me sick to my stomach.
What if the teacher was talking about anything else that is illegal. "I would smoke marijuana, but I can't because it's illegal." "I would have a slave, but I can't because it's illegal."
If this was at a highschool then I doubt anything bad would have happened, but it's fourth grade. They should be learning long division, not what sexuality is legal and what isn't.
Was the punishment a little harsh? Yes it was and there is really no need to fire someone over something like that, but the situation didn't call for that talk.
Don't tell me you've never strayed off-topic with your primary school teachers.
And you keep downplaying this with words like "No need to..." and "a little harsh." We're talking about someone being fired here.
And talk about their personal life? No, no I haven't.
My school has strict rules regarding what information teachers can deluge to students. For all we know that school could be the same way.
Should he have been fired? Most likely not, but we don't have all the details here. Maybe this wasn't the first time he's been in trouble with the higher up people, maybe the teachers all had a rule against personal information. Maybe this article isn't telling the full story.
Agreed. Thank you, redmonke.
Aliath, what you said before just proved my hypothesis that 90 percent of the world's population are idiots. No sense of subtlety at all.
God, you're right, I'm such a fudgeing idiot, aren't I? Who am I to say that people shouldn't be discriminated against based on their sexual orientation?!
It's not like it's anything I should be concerned about anyways, huh? Not like I know anyone who's gay! xD What a ridiculous notion, huh? Hey, it's not like I'm bi or anything. xD So, so ridiculous. xD
Pretty much just covering up embarrassment for being owned.
I'm also sure that this teacher must have been under scrutiny before hand, or else he wouldn't have gotten fired.
Seriously, they wouldn't just fire a teacher for explaining his sexuality. There would have had to have been something else in the works for him to get fired over.
Get my drift?