A Christian teacher who refused to stay away from his school after being suspended in a dispute over gender neutral pronouns remains in prison.
On Wednesday, the High Court in Dublin rejected the application of Enoch Burke for an injunction to overturn his paid suspension by Wilson’s Hospital School in County Westmeath, Ireland.
The Church of Ireland-run school suspended Mr Burke and began disciplinary proceedings after he refused to use the gender neutral pronoun ‘they’ instead of ‘he’ for a transitioning student.
The teacher said that using gender neutral pronouns would go against his evangelical beliefs and he continued to come to the school each day despite being suspended.
The school then obtained a court order to keep Mr Burke off school premises during his suspension, pending the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings.