“The school board is arguing that transgendered people can only be acceptable to the church as long as they don’t become their gender” said Helen Kennedy, Executive Director of Egale. “Sadly, this is what we’ve come to expect from Catholic School Boards, which still fire people, mostly women, for having premarital sex.”
The teachers union which represents Buterman has filed the case with the Tribunal and has expressed their full support. Since his termination Buterman has also been an eloquent and outspoken advocate of trans rights within the province.
Egale Canada is Canada’s LGBT human rights organization: advancing equality, diversity, education, and justice.
For more information:
Helen Kennedy, 416-642-5027