Two Oregon teachers who think students should use toilets that match their birth sex were made redundant after an investigation revealed an email to conservative commentator Ben Shapiro as proof they were using school facilities to work on a political campaign.
"We would be honored if you and your team viewed our resolution as an alternative policy option to the proposed equality law or other EU legislation. State regarding gender identity policies and would be ready to be a voice in our movement for this resolution, the old directricNorth Middle School Assistant Rachel Damiano wrote in an email to Shapiro, using her school email address.
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Middle North School a fired Damiano and science teacher Katie Medart last Thursday after an investigation found they had violated district rules. policy of using school facilities to work on a political campaign, and presented the email to Shapiro as proof.
Both former teachers believe that students should be required to use "anatomically correct " bathrooms unless they areSingle-user "gender-neutral " baths are built, and oppose legislation that would require teachers to use student-preferred pronouns. The couple had posted a video and launched a website to support their beliefs on LGBT issues, which they dubbed the "I Resolve Movement ". -w-300 ">
" Because there was a reaction from colleagues and community members who didn't like what they had to say, you know the district basically threw them under the bus, "Ray Hacke, lawyer for Damiano and Medart , said pair shots. "People are allowed to chat with people on political matters in their spare time. I'm sure there are people in the dining room who have spoken out about Trump versus Biden. "
Both former teachers faced backlash for their positions earlier this year, with a college student starting a petition to have them fired . An independent inquiry was launched into the teachers and school board members voted 4 to 3 for their dismissal.
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" Although Mrs. Damiano didn ' t like referring to "I Resolve" as a political campaign, his efforts both in the video regarding the legislation and through the stated goal of "I Resolve" showed that it was all about a political campaign "said a survey of teachers. "This was specifically demonstrated in the emails she sent to the host of Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro. "
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The teachers are represented by a nonprofit civil liberties and religious freedom organization, the Pacific Justice Institute, with their lawyer arguing their "I Solve Platform " represents personal opinions and does not constitute a political campaign defined by any Oregon law.
"If you look at most of what they did in this case, it 's done. 'is produced off campus using private ownership This is not district-owned property or district-owned emails, "attorney Hacke said, according to News 10." Even though they used it to some extent, it was de minimus. You know this is the kind of thing that canit require a letter of reprimand or something that is definitely not returned. "
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