Maryland school district rescinds opt-out policy for parents, pushes LGBTQ books as required reading
Maryland parents are calling for a right for their kids to "opt-out" of school curriculum featuring LGBTQ characters in at Montgomery County schools.
Last year, the Montgomery County Public Schools district, the wealthiest district in the state, announced efforts to include an LGBTQ-inclusive reading list as part of its English language arts curriculum. However, parents have begun protesting and criticizing this decision as it became clearer which books were being approved.
"MCPS keeps painting these books as rainbow unicorn which they are not," Moms for Liberty Montgomery chapter president Lindsey Smith told Fox News Digital. She also described her three-year-old child reading a book called "Pride Puppy" while drag queens were illustrated in an alphabet book under "Q for Queen."
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