Speaking of tenacious – two sets of Massachusetts parents simply won’t give up their battle against a Lexington Public School.
David and Tonia Parker and Joseph and Robin Wirthlin raised the red flag earlier this year after learning their children’s teacher read them King & King: the controversial fairly tale featuring same-sex love. The “immoral” imposition violates their parental rights, they say.
A local court tossed their case earlier this year, but the fearsome foursome refuse to fold: they took the issue federal.
[The parents] were in federal appeals court in Boston on Wednesday seeking to have the case reopened.
The three-judge panel of the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday gave both sides 10 days to file supplemental briefs before beginning deliberations on whether the lawsuit could be reinstated.
Both sets of parents involved in the suit were members of an organization pressing for an amendment to the Massachusetts constitution that would ban same-sex marriage.
School superintendent Paul Ash stands by his teacher’s decision, saying they the school’s interested in “teaching children about the world they live in.” Too bad the same can’t be said for the parents.