Texas attorney general says a week celebrating LGBTQIA+ students, staff and families in an Austin school district violates state law

Posted on AllSides March 24th, 2022
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For eight years, a school district in Texas has celebrated its LGBTQIA+ students, staff and families through a Pride Week. But this year, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the activities are breaking state law.

In a Tuesday letter to the Austin Independent School District's superintendent, Paxton, a Republican, wrote, "The Texas Legislature has made it clear that when it comes to sex education, parents -- not school districts -- are in charge."

Pride Week is an opportunity for schools to show students and their families that they are committed to creating...

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