Federal Court Rejects Parents' Attempt to Shield Their Children from LGBT Reading Assignments

Federal Court Rejects Parents’ Attempt to Shield Their Children from LGBT Reading Assignments

A group of three sets of parents — who are Jewish, Muslim, and Christian — in Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools are being forced to subject their children to lessons that involve LGBT-inclusive materials after a divided three-judge panel on a federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected their bid to opt out of having their kids exposed to the materials, which directly go against their religious beliefs.

According to The Hill, the parents argued that the LGBT-inclusive materials “contradict their sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage, human sexuality, and gender” and that the lack of an opt-out policy violates their children’s First Amendment right to freely exercise their religion.

However, the 2-1 panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia upheld

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