Irish teacher suspended from school, jailed over transgender pronouns flap

“I am here today because I would not call a boy a girl”

Linda Ikeji’s Blog: A teacher who refused to use gender-neutral pronouns for a transgender student has been jailed for contempt of court.

Enoch Burke was arrested yesterday morning, September 5, for breaching a court order not to teach at his Westmeath school, or be physically present there.

The dispute began over his refusal to address a transitioning student as “they” rather than “he”, as requested by the student and their parents in May, and agreed to by the Church of Ireland school. Read more…

5/9/22 Enoch Burke (centre, grey jacket), being brought to prison in Garda custody yesterday (MON) after the hearing. PIC: Collins Courts

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