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January 31, 2008

Appeals Court Upholds School’s Right to Teach About Family Diversity

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit today unanimously affirmed District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf’s dismissalof a lawsuit brought by two sets of parents against the Lexington school system. In the suit, parents David and Tonia Parker and Robert and Robin Wirthlin claimed that a Lexington elementary school violated their constitutional rights by exposing their children to books portraying many different kinds of families, including non-judgmental depictions of families headed by same-sex couples.

Read the decision [PDF]
Read GLAD’s press release
Read GLAD’s brief [PDF]
Read Judge Wolf’s initial dismissal [PDF]