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In the case scenario, students are refusing to work with Billy because of the sexual orientation of his parents and his alternative lifestyle. Billy’s parents are in a same-sex relationship where he has two mothers, and even though Billy is not transgender, he chooses to often time dress as the opposite gender (Laureate Education, 2015). Darrell, Billy’s classmate, along with his parents, feel as though he should not have to work with Billy due to his lifestyle choices and that of his parents which goes against their religious beliefs. The teacher in the scenario does not feel it is fair for them to treat Billy as such because he is a good student (Laureate Education, 2018). The case scenario of Billy resembles similar instances in case study 4.4 and case study 9.3. In case study 4.4, the students in Ms. McGrath’s class use the bases of the Christian religion as a the reasoning to condemn a specific religious group, specifically in this case Muslims by calling the Islamic religion “immoral” (Gorski & Pothini, 2018, p.39). In Billy’s case, Darrell and his parents use their Christian beliefs as support for why they do not want the two young men to work together. Similarly in case 9.3 with Mr. Brooks, due to his sexual orientation, parents are adamant about having their children removed from his class once the information was disclosed by another student (Gorski & Pothini, 2018, p. 80). As with Billy, his parents’ sexual orientation and his alternative lifestyle is another reasoning of why Darrell’s parents do not want him associating with their son. One of the standout statements for me in Mr. Brooks’ case study was how the “unresponsive adults was the worst of his memories” (Gorski & Pothini, 2018, p.80). In all of the cases the teachers are challenged with how to handle the situations in a fair and equitable manner to all, while educating their students in the process. Their response to how they handle and address the matter will have a long lasting effect on these students for the rest of their lives. Not only do we as educators have to evaluate the impact on the student but also the legal ramifications of not addressing the issue properly. According to Gorski and Pothini, (2018), “each student ought to

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