Newspaper editor fired for ‘poisonous’ tweets on gender

The editor of a Vermont newspaper is out of a job after criticizing a proposal to add a third gender option to state driver licenses, calling it “one step closer to the apocalypse.”

Denis Finley, editor of the Burlington Free Press, shared his thoughts Friday on Twitter in response to a story that the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles is acquiring a new computer system to allow it to add a third option for people who don’t identify as male or female.

“Awesome!” Finley tweeted. “That makes us one step close to the apocalypse.”