Madeline Kirksey and Akesha Wyatt have filed a complaint against their former employer, claiming their Christian liberties were violated.
Two daycare workers have reportedly been fired for refusing to identify a six-year-old girl as a transgender boy .
Madeline Kirksey and Akesha Wyatt have filed a formal federal complaint against their former employer, claiming their religious liberties as Christians were violated.
Both were fired from a Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in Houston, Texas, earlier this month for refusing to abide by the wishes of the child’s parents who wanted them to recognise their daughter as a boy.
A spokesman for Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center, which has locations in seven states, said it is company policy not to discuss employment matters publicly, and dismissed the claims that the pair saw any violation of their religious liberties.
Spokesman Jamie Izaks said: “It is clear that an agenda is being played out in the media instead of what matters most – the wellbeing of a family and a young child.
“A young child should never be put in the center of another’s agenda.”
Kirksey told a news conference on Tuesday that she “took a stance, first off because of my beliefs. I trust God.”