Despite a Supreme Court ruling this summer that legalized same-sex marriage, a 5-year-old California girl has been barred from attending her Christian elementary school all because her parents are a lesbian couple, reports ABC 10.
Now, the unnamed girl has been thrust into the center of a white-hot debate that pits religious freedom against nondiscrimination rights. She was scheduled to begin kindergarten at Mt. Erie Christian Academy in San Diego, California, when the family received a notice that “she was no longer welcome at the place where she had attended both preschool and summer school.”
Via ABC 10:
Sheena, a stay-at-home mom, told the news station that school officials told her and her spouse, Lashaune, who is in the Navy and away on deployment, the issue had nothing to do with the child.
Sheena told Team 10 she and her wife were summoned to the school the Friday before Labor Day, where they were shown to a room to meet with the pastor. After a prayer, Sheena said the pastor dropped the bombshell. “It was heartbreaking,” Sheena said. “I didn’t finish the conversation with them when they took us in the room because I just, …read more
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