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Boy berated by teacher says he's still grateful for 2 dads

Posted at 3:46 AM, Dec 21, 2019

AP, SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah boy is speaking out after being berated by a substitute teacher for saying he was grateful for being adopted by his two dads, one of whom is a professional dancer from Dancing with the Stars.

Eleven-year-old Daniel van Amstel told “CBS This Morning” he got angry when the teacher began insulting his family after Daniel answered a question about what students were grateful for during a pre-Thanksgiving lesson.

The unidentified woman began lecturing the class on her view that homosexuality is wrong.

Other students went to the principal's office.

The teacher was escorted out and later fired.

Daniel's adoption to Louis and Josh van Amstel became final on Thursday.