Fox News 5/9/05
Washington-A judge’s order on Thursday evening to halt a new public school sex-education curriculum in the affluent suburbs of Washington, D.C., could have significant ramifications throughout the rest of the country.
A group of parents took their opposition to the sex-ed courses to court last week, arguing that they depicted homosexuality as a natural and morally correct lifestyle and did not offer any contrary opinion.
“This has national significance because Montgomery County is a wealthy, influential school district and the lid has been ripped off an agenda that has crept into schools nationwide,” said Robert Knight, director of the Culture & Family Institute (search), an affiliate of the conservative organization Concerned Women for America.
“This shows that parents, even in a very liberal area, can fight back and win,” Knight added, noting that he knew of no other case in the country where a sex-ed program has been restrained by a federal judge.
But others say U.S District Judge Alexander Williams Jr.‘s decision to grant a temporary restraining order against the Montgomery County Public Schools’ pilot sex-ed program for 8th- and 10th-graders is a blow to efforts to give students access to a broad, fact-based health curriculum.
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