Home > homophobia, Legal, LGBT News, National, Politics > Student Teacher Fired for Saying He’s Gay Gets Job Back

Student Teacher Fired for Saying He’s Gay Gets Job Back

October 25, 2010

An Oregon student-teacher who said he was removed from a suburban Portland school because he told a fourth grader he was gay was given his job back and could be back in the classroom this week.

Seth Stambaugh was fired for answering a student about why he wasn’t married.Seth Stambaugh, 23, was banned from the Beaverton School District in September after he responded candidly to a question from a student at the Sexton Mountain Elementary School.

“The student asked me if I was married. I indicated that I was not,” Stambaugh said at a news conference on Friday.

“He asked me if it was because I wasn’t old enough. I told him no, that it would be because I would choose to marry another man,” he said. “And he asked if I liked to hang out with other guys, and I said, ‘Yep.'”

A parent overheard the exchange and later complained to school administrators that Stambaugh’s response was “inappropriate,” ABC Portland affiliate KATU-TV reported

The school has hired him back, and Stambaugh has stated he doesn’t plan to sue, he’s just happy to be back teaching.

via Student Teacher Fired for Saying He’s Gay Gets Job Back – ABC News.

Advertisements