Michigan Teacher Suspended For Playing Marriage Equality Song In Class

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A teacher at Centennial Middle School in South Lyon, Michigan has been suspended for playing the song “Same Love” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for her class. The song discusses how gays and lesbians are stigmatized and embraces equality for all, but apparently one of her students objected. Susan Johnson was suspended for three days, including two without pay. School administrators refused to comment, saying, “We don’t go on camera here in South Lyon.” She is now considering legal action. Watch the video for the song that created such controversy:

(HT: Towleroad.)

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