School cancels book reading about transgender child after lawsuit threat
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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