School district pays out in Geary County pronoun case

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Geary County schools have agreed to pay $95,000 to a former teacher who was punished for not complying with a policy requiring teachers to use the preferred names and pronouns of transgender students.

The Alliance Defending Freedom, an Arizona-based group that defends religious freedom, announced the settlement for damages and attorney's fees on Wednesday.

“No school district should ever force teachers to willfully deceive parents or engage in any speech that violates their deeply held religious beliefs,” said Tyson Langhofer, director of the Alliance Defending Freedom’s Center for Academic Freedom.

“We hope that it will encourage . . .

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