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Gay Parents Sue Child's Teacher for Discrimination

Gay Parents Sue Child's Teacher for Discrimination

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Two lesbian parents in Albuquerque, N.M., are suing a nearby school district after their daughter endured discrimination from her teacher.

The couple's daughter wrote the story of her mothers' wedding for a project for her fifth-grade class at the Martin Luther King Elementary School in Rio Rancho, N.M.

"The teacher said that it was disgusting and that people didn't need to know about it, and she forced this child to revise the article that she had written," Amelia Nelson, the family's attorney told KOB News. The teacher then made the girl redo the assignment.

In another incident, the teacher refused to shake hands with the girl's stepmother, and the teacher did not allow the stepmother to participate in any volunteer parent activities.

The daughter was also once assaulted on the playground last year, Nelson said. Her teacher did not report the incident, nor did she send the girl to the nurse.

The family has since moved to Albuquerque, where her daughter is enrolled in sixth grade.

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