Daycare workers speak out over girl-is-a-boy firings

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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gender confusionThe firing of two Texas daycare workers after they refused to call a girl a boy is shedding more light on the controversy of transgendered children.

"One day she wanted to be a girl. The next day she wanted to be a boy," Madeline Kirksey told a Fox News affiliate after her firing.

Kirksey and Akesha Wyatt worked for Children's Lighthouse Learning Center, located in Katy, Texas. The city of approximately 14,100 is located west of Houston.

Both women had obtained legal counsel, Breitbart reported.

The homosexual parents of the 6-year-old child insisted that Lighthouse refer to the girl as a "he" and use the name "John," and treat her as a male.

Responding to the demands, the daycare center issued guidelines to its employees that included the statement, "Help defend their dignity."

Kirksey told Breitbart that she was defending the rights of other parents, whose children would be confused by calling their female classmate a "he."

The child had been attending the daycare center for about four months.

"As a Christian and mother of child who attends the Children’s Lighthouse," Wyatt said, "I didn’t want to expose the other children or my child to this subject."

The parents who send their children to Lighthouse "had a right to know what was going on," she added.

Kirksey, who managed the daycare, was fired on Nov. 3, the same day that nearby Houston was voting on whether to allow or scrap the controversial HERO ordinance passed by the City Council. 

The non-discrimination ordinance was derided as the "bathroom bill" because it allowed people, regardless of their gender, to use the public restroom of their choice. HERO was handily defeated by 61 percent of Houston voters.


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