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2 Moms Book Back on Utah School District’s Shelves

Tuesday Jan 15, 2013

A book about a lesbian couple raising children has returned to a Utah school district's library shelves, amid a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union.

Officials with the ACLU of Utah say they were informed of the district's decision Monday, two months after the suit was filed.

The Davis School District had put the picture book "In Our Mothers' House" behind the library counter and required elementary schoolchildren to have a parent's permission to check it out. District officials cited state law, which prohibits advocacy of homosexuality in its curriculum.

The ACLU argued the library book wasn't instructional material and didn't constitute advocacy of homosexuality.

District spokesman Chris Williams says parents who don't want their child checking out a certain book can still inform the librarian of that preference.

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  • Oh Jed said:, 2013-01-16 05:34:23

    Does anyone else have doubts that this book will actually get into the little hands of children who can really benefit from its important, simple, supportive message?

  • Wayne M., 2013-01-17 21:35:16

    Presenting positive factual information on homosexuality, LGBT people and same-sex led families is not, as pretended by the religious right and other social conservatives, advocacy of homosexuality. It is the presentation of facts. Failing to present positive factual information about homosexuality and LGBT people is also failing to give students a complete and balanced education.

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