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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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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