Organizers of Burien Pride released the following statement on the Kennedy Catholic High School teacher resignations on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020:

“What happened at Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien is an unfortunate but stark reminder that people around the country, including our very own state of Washington, can be fired for who they love.

“While Burien Pride cannot speak to the inner workings of the situation and the religious beliefs associated with this matter, we do wish to offer support to the teachers, families, staff, students, and faculty affected by the forced resignation of LGBTQ+ Kennedy Catholic High School teachers Paul Danforth and Michelle Beattie.

“Until all of us in the LGBTQ+ community are treated fairly and equally, none of us are – and this is a sad reminder of the work that still needs to be done to ensure everyone has the right to live their lives fully – and bring their entire selves to work each and every day.”

Read our extensive, previous coverage of this developing story here.

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