Michigan Teacher Won't Let Student Write About Gay Marriage

Feb 23, 2020

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MONTROSE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan teacher has denied a request from a student with two mothers to write about same-sex marriage for a class assignment.

M-Live reports Destiny McDermitt, a junior at Hill McCloy High School in Montrose, was given an assignment this month to write a speech discussing an issue they felt strongly about and to take a stand for or against it.

The teacher, who the district isn't naming, allegedly told McDermitt she couldn't write about same-sex marriage because the topic could offend someone in the class.