EDPS 360 (A2) Fall 2013

Discrimination case pits transgender rights against those of a religious school after teacher fired for changing gender

In Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Current Events on May 13, 2014 at 7:00 am

“On the matter of whether it was discrimination, there’s no real debate.

Substitute teacher Jan Buterman was fired when she became a he over the summer of 2008.

Jan Buterman

“The reason for removing you from the substitute teacher list follows a conversation we shared last June in which you indicated that you had been diagnosed with a gender identity medical condition,” read the termination letter from the Greater St. Albert Catholic School Board in northern Alberta. “In discussions with the Archbishop of the Edmonton Diocese, the teaching of the Catholic Church is that persons cannot change their gender. One’s gender is considered what God created us to be.”

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Discrimination case pits transgender rights against those of a religious school after teacher fired for changing gender.

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