BY Michelle Garcia

October 30 2009 1:00 PM ET

Hundreds of students have rallied in support of a teacher who let his 10th-grade students to read a report on homosexuality among animals.

Dan Delong of Carlinville, Ill., at teacher at Southwestern High School in the nearby town of Piasa, will face a school board hearing November 2, after being suspended from teaching. A parent of one unidentified student thought the optional reading assignment was inappropriate for her child, according to United Press International.

The article, "The Gay Animal Kingdom," was by Jonah Lehrer, concerning the research of Joan Roughgarden, a biologist who has documented homosexual societies among more than 450 animal species, according to the Journal-Courier of Jacksonville, Ill.

Delong will face school district officials at the central office in Piasa at 6 p.m. on Monday.





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