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'Ridiculous': Toronto schools claim parents have no right to pull kids from gay classes

The Toronto District School Board has confirmed it will not permit students to opt out of any portion of public school curricula that deals with homosexuality or gender identity, stating as its reason that these groups fall under Ontario Human Rights Code protection.

In this, the TDSB follows the lead of the Peel school board, which announced a similar policy concurrent with the Liberal government's September roll out of its controversial sex-ed curriculum in all Ontario's publicly funded schools.

Spokesperson Ryan Bird told LifeSiteNews in a telephone interview that while the TDSB has a "board-wide policy" for parents to "request a religious accommodation when it comes to the sex-ed curriculum," the board "will not be making accommodations for people that are requesting to opt out of portions of the curriculum that have to do with sexual orientation or gender identity."

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