"Parents have a right to inform their children when and as they wish on the subject of sex,’’ said Judge Stephen Reinhardt in the 3-0 ruling. "They have no constitutional right, however, to prevent a public school from providing its students with whatever information it wishes to provide, sexual or otherwise.’’
This is one reason why we home-school.
This ruling gets at the fears people have about losing control of their childrens sexuality. It is within the privacy rights of a minor child to have an abortion without informing or receiving the consent of her parents, but it is not within the privacy rights of a parent to consent before their minor children are probed by strangers about their thoughts concerning touching the genitals of strangers. This ruling is incendiary because it has everything to do with the proper place of sexuality in American public life. Its why were having a culture war. Its why we get things like Prop 2, the anti-gay marriage amendment Texans will be voting on next week. And its why, Tom Frank, that Kansans keep electing Republicans.