ACLU sues Davis School District over removal of book about family with same-sex parents

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 13 2012 4:58 p.m. MST

"Utah is home to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults, many of whom are proud parents raising children in our communities," said Valerie Larabee, Utah Pride Center executive director. "Relegating this book to the shelves behind the librarian's desk stigmatizes the book and every child that wants to read it."

The lawsuit calls for all copies of the book to be returned to library shelves and made accessible to students under the same criteria of any book at comparable reading levels.

The lawsuit also seeks a permanent injunction prohibiting Davis School District from removing similar books in the future and a declaratory judgement that the district may not rely on the state's sexual education law to restrict access to library materials.

E-mail: benwood@desnews.com

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