Marriage ban's passage, school curriculum are separate issues

10/21/2008 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The Los Angeles Times, in this editorial, addresses misconceptions linking a defeat of California's constitutional marriage ban to adding a gay-marriage curriculum to the state's public schools. The decision to educate students about marriage rights is left up to individual schools, and parents are entitled to prevent their children from receiving such instruction. "The measure would do one thing: use the state Constitution as the device to take away an existing, fundamental right from a particular group of people, so that a loving adult in that group could not marry the person of his or her choice," the Times writes.

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