Michigan teacher blocks gay marriage essay

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MONTROSE, Mich. (WEYI) – A Michigan couple is filing a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union after their daughter was denied an assignment topic in class.

Destiny Mcdermitt, a student at Hill McCloy High School, was given an assignment called “Taking A Stand”.

Students were told to pick a topic they feel strongly about and argue for or against it.

Destiny chose same-sex marriage because her parents are gay. She was then told she couldn’t do that topic because it was offensive.

“She said ‘No, I don’t wanna read about it, I don’t wanna hear about it, and I’m the one grading it,” Angela McDermitt-Jackson, Destiny’s mother, says.

They contacted the principal and superintendent immediately who told them they would investigate.

“They are the educators, and they are the ones that lead our children down a path when we’re absent,” said Angela McDermitt-Jackson, Destiny’s mother. “We entrust these schools to teach our kids the right thing and what did she teach my child? That there’s a hatred for gay marriage? It’s not okay.”


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