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Christian Teacher Loses Bias Fight Over Transgender Kids’ Names

July 13, 2021, 5:58 PM

An evangelical Christian teacher failed to show an Indiana school district denied him a reasonable religious accommodation when it withdrew an arrangement that allowed him to avoid using transgender students’ preferred first names and pronouns, and then forced him to resign, a federal judge in Indianapolis ruled.

John Kluge’s refusal to comply with Brownsburg Community School Corp.'s new transgender name-and-pronoun-use policy imposed an undue hardship on BCSC’s obligation to educate all of its students, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana said Monday.

The policy permits students—with the support of their parents or a medical provider—to change ...