School bans “I Am Jazz” after pressure from hate group

By John Mack Freeman

The Mount Horeb Area School District in Wisconsin has banned readings from I Am Jazz after they were threatened with a lawsuit by the Liberty Counsel. Via PinkNews:

The Mount Horeb Area School District had sent a letter to parents of students at the school announcing its plans to read the book to students last week.

“We believe all students deserve respect and support regardless of their gender identity and expression, and the best way to foster that respect and support is through educating students about the issue of being transgender,” the letter read.

The school district has referred the issue to the local board of education as there are currently no standards in place to address this kind of issue.

I Am Jazz was a 2015 Rainbow List pick. The book is based on the real-life of transgender teenager Jazz Jennings

The Liberty Counsel has been identified as an anti-GLBT hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The opposition to the book was begun by One Million Moms, another right-wing protest group.


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