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Amicus · Victory · Final Disposition on January 31, 2008

Parker v. Hurley

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on January 31, 2008 unanimously affirmed District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf’s dismissal of 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.

GLAD authored an amicus in the case.

The plaintiff parents filed a petition seeking review before the U.S. Supreme Court, which was denied in October, 2008.