Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,
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Small victories...

A federal appeals court today ruled against two Massachusetts families who objected to their children being exposed in public school to books and discussions promoting tolerance for gay marriage and families led by same-sex couples.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, in Boston, ruled unanimously that the Lexington, Mass., school system did not violate the rights of the parents or children by exposing them to books that they found objectionable on religious grounds.

One family objected to their child being presented in kindergarten and 1st grade with two books that portrayed diverse families, including families with same-sex parents. The other family objected to a 2nd grade teacher's reading to their son's class a book that celebrated gay marriage.


http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/getopn.pl?OPINION=07-1528.01A
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