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Book about gay parents taken off library shelves

By Peter Samore | Posted - Jun 1st, 2012 @ 1:03pm

KAYSVILLE — A book about gay parents has been removed from the shelves of an elementary school.

The book is called "In Our Mothers' House," and it's the story of two homosexual women raising children in a "non- traditional household." After her kindergarten student brought the book home, one more at Windridge Elementary worked with other parents to remove the book from library shelves, because they felt it promoted a gay marriage agenda.

Davis Schools Spokesman Chris Williams said state law forbids public school libraries to check out books pertaining to human sexuality.

According to Williams, the librarian at Windridge wanted to keep "In Our Mother's House" on the shelves because a student comes from a household like with gay parents.

The book now sits "behind the counter," according to Williams, in case other parents want their kids to read it. Students are required to bring a signed permission slip from their parents to check the book out.

"We understand that there's diversity out there, and we understand that not everyone comes from the same background, not everyone may be a native of this area and they could come from different countries," Williams said.

Peter Samore

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