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Dodge LGBT History,
Face Prosecution

Dodge LGBT History,
Face Prosecution

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At least 30 students were yanked out of a UK school for LGBT history week, which included gay lit and a lesson about gay penguins Roy and Silo. Now the parents are facing prosecution.

The parents of at least 30 students who were yanked out of school for a week of LGBT history lessons at a primary school in the United Kingdom are facing prosecution.

Students at the George Tomlinson Primary School in East London's Leytonstone were absent without leave for a week of instruction on gay history -- including a special adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet retitled Romeo and Julian and a lesson about gay penguins Roy and Silo.

The Waltham Forest Council is treating the incident as a mass truancy and threatening to prosecute, saying parents could be brought to court, fined, and forced to sign parenting contracts.

Many of the parents said the history month was at odds with their religious beliefs. Some say they notified the school of their intent to keep their children home. Some say they were told it was their only option if they didn't want their kids to attend the school lessons.

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