When students attended a school-organized same-sex wedding, some parents were less than pleased.
Last Friday, first graders in San Francisco took a field trip to City Hall to attend the marriage of their lesbian teacher -- causing a firestorm of backlash from angry parents.
According to reports, some opponents of same-sex marriage say the field trip was an attempt to "indoctrinate" the students.
"It's just utterly unreasonable that a public school field trip would be to a same-sex wedding," said Chip White, press secretary for the "Yes on 8" campaign. "This is overt indoctrination of children who are too young to have an understanding of its purpose."
But the school is defending its decision to let students attend, saying the trip was academically relevant.
"It really is what we call a teachable moment," said Liz Jaroslow, the school's interim director, who says same-sex marriage have historic significance. "I think I'm well within the parameters."
Students reportedly tossed rose petals on their teacher and her new wife as they left City Hall.
On November 4, California will vote on Proposition 8 which seeks to ban same-sex marriage in the state, and supporters of the ban fear the field trip may normalize same-sex unions to school children.
Tell us -- would you let your child attend a same-sex wedding?