UK Parents May Face Prosecution for Gay Curriculum Protest
Some parents removed their students from a London primary school recently for a week when the students were to be taught a gay-themed curriculum. The school now says it may take legal action:
"Around 30 pupils from an east London primary school were absent from a week of special lessons to highlight non-heterosexual partnerships. To mark the event some students watched a special adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet retitled Romeo and Julian. Stories covered in the lessons at George Tomlinson School included a fairytale about a prince who turns down three princesses before falling in love with one of their brothers and the tale of Roy and Silo - two male penguins who fall in love.
The protesting parents said the content was more appropriate for secondary school pupils and now they face possible court action..Officials at Waltham Forest Council said there were unauthorised absences from George Tomlinson School when it covered topics relevant to lesbian, gay and transgender history. They said action had been taken against the protesting parents but are currently refusing to say how they plan to punish them...To deal with truant pupils Waltham Forest Council can make parents can sign a contract, impose fines or bring them to court."