Hello. I am looking for support/feedback about this situation. I am a lesbian mother to two boys (ages 7 and 9). They attend public school (in Texas) and every year, the principal allows the Boy Scouts to come into school to give a presentation about "how awesome it is to be a boy scout!!". And for the first two years, my boys came home, begging to join. They are finally at the age where I can explain why they cannot join, and they do understand.
Last week, I finally got enough strength (thank you PMS!) to meet with the principal to discuss the issue. Having recently come out as a lesbian, I didn't even bring the issue up about Boy Scouts not allowing gay people to be leaders. Instead, I focused on the religious issue. And the fact that only the boys were pulled out of class- the girls remained in the classroom. Well, the principal (a woman) offered to let my sons stay in the classroom and not attend the presentation. When I pressed her about the religious issue, she became defensive with "I am not going there!" response. She stated the the Boy Scouts were given permission by the school district.
I left frustrated and unheard. Should I pursue this issue with the school district?