SALT LAKE CITY — Davis School District has returned a library book about a lesbian couple raising children to its shelves amid a suit from the American Civil Liberties Union.
Officials with the ACLU of Utah said they were informed of the decision Monday, two months after the suit was filed.
The school district had put the picture book “In Our Mothers’ House” behind the library counter and required elementary schoolchildren to have a parent’s permission to check it out. District officials cited state law, which prohibits advocacy of homosexuality in its curriculum.
The ACLU had argued the library book wasn’t instructional material and didn’t not constitute advocacy of homosexuality.
District spokesman Chris Williams says parents who don’t want their child checking out a certain book can still inform the librarian of that preference.