Gay book order

31st January 2003 at 00:00
CANADA: The Supreme Court has ordered a school district in British Columbia to allow schools to consider using three books about gay parents.

The case began in 1999 when James Chamberlain, a gay kindergarten teacher, was refused permission to use Asha's Mums, Belinda's Bouquet and One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dads, Blue Dads because of their pro-gay parent message.

In choosing educational materials school boards must not allow themselves to be dominated by one religious or moral point of view, declared the court in the decision that is binding across Canada.

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