School cancels book reading about transgender child after lawsuit threat

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School Nixes Reading About Trans Teen After Hate Group Threatens Lawsuit


Students at Mount Horeb Primary Center in Wisconsin were scheduled to read and discuss "I Am Jazz" recently, a children's book about a transgender girl.

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"A letter was sent out to parents notifying them of the scheduled reading on Nov. 19th," according to The Capital Times. "The note, signed by the principal, school psychologist and a counselor, said that the school was working with a student that identifies as a girl but has male anatomy."



Some parents were concerned with the school's upcoming book reading and proceeded to contact the Liberty Counsel, a Florida-based legal organization.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Liberty Counsel is classified as a hate group that advocates for "anti-LGBT discrimination, under the guise of religious liberty."

The Liberty Counsel threatened to sue the school, and the book reading was canceled. The school district released the following statement:



The book in question is about transgender teen, Jazz Jennings. See photos of the inspiring teen here:

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School cancels book reading about transgender child after lawsuit threat
FILE - In this April 20, 2013 file photo, Jazz Jennings arrives at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the JW Marriott, in Los Angeles. The TLC channel will air a documentary series about transgender teen activist Jennings and her family. The channel said Thursday, March 12, 2015, that the 11-episode series will follow the daily lives of 14-year-old Jazz, who was born male, her parents, siblings and grandparents. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this April 20, 2013 file photo, Jazz Jennings arrives at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the JW Marriott, in Los Angeles. The TLC channel will air a documentary series about transgender teen activist Jennings and her family. The channel said Thursday, March 12, 2015, that the 11-episode series will follow the daily lives of 14-year-old Jazz, who was born male, her parents, siblings and grandparents. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Lauren Foster, Jazz Jennings and family attend the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the JW Marriott on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
Jazz Jennings and family arrive at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the JW Marriott on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jazz Jennings arrives at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the JW Marriott on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jazz Jennings arrives at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the JW Marriott on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20: (L-R) Actress Elle Fanning, Jazz Jennings, and Alex Newell speak onstage during the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on April 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for GLAAD)
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