ACLU raises concerns about Davis School District’s book restrictions | News
FARMINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah has fired off a letter to the Davis School District, seeking to intervene in the controversy surrounding an elementary school that pulled a book about lesbian parents from its shelves.
The district removed “Our Mothers’ House” by Patricia Polacco from the shelves at Windridge Elementary after a group of parents signed a petition demanding it be banned. It is only available now via a permission slip from parents. The Davis School District claims the book, about children raised with two mothers, may run afoul of Utah sex education laws which prohibit advocacy of homosexuality.
The decision to pull the book from school shelves has led to public outcry. On Tuesday, the ACLU of Utah sent a letter to Davis School District Superintendent Byran Bowles seeking a meeting over “constitutional implications.”