Don't know where to side on this....Really doesn't belong in schools but being threatened by religious groups sucks too.. Wisconsin elementary school cancels reading about transgender teen after anti-LGBTQ group threatens lawsuit BY Keri Blakinger NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, November 28, 2015, 4:18 PM Dial Books A Wisconsin school district cancelled its reading of "I Am Jazz" after a Florida group threatened to sue. A Wisconsin elementary school called off a scheduled reading of a children’s book about a transgender girl after a Florida-based non-profit threatened to sue. The Mount Horeb Primary Center had planned to read “I Am Jazz,” a book based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, a 15-year-old transgender activist. The principal sent home a letter to parents on Nov. 19, in advance of the reading, according to the Minneapolis StarTribune. "We believe all students deserve respect and support regardless of their gender identity and expression, and the best way to foster that respect and support is through educating students about the issue of being transgender," the letter said. Then, religious activists stepped in. Liberty Counsel, which the Southern Poverty Law Center classifies as a hate group, responded with an angry letter — and a threat to sue. The Liberty Counsel letter accuses the school of waiting till the last minute to send the letter in order to “catch parents off-guard, to prevent them from opting their children out of this reading and subsequent discussion.” The letter claims that the school would violate parental constitutional rights “to direct the upbringing of their children” and threatens suit if the reading results in any harm, including “gender confusion” or “violations of restroom privacy.” Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP "I Am Jazz" is the story of real-life transgender teen Jazz Jennings. In response, the district caved and cancelled the reading, according to the Madison Capital Times. On Tuesday, the district’s director of student services offered a statement acknowledging "the need for parents to be given the opportunity to consider and discuss information we provide to their children.” The following day, the district issued a press release, announcing the reading cancellation. “Please know that our continuing goal is to protect all students from any bullying, harassing or intimidating behavior at school so that all of our students may learn together in a safe and caring environment,” the release said. Brian Juchems, senior director of education and policy at the Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools, told the Madison newspaper that schools have a responsibility to address differences and support all students. "We should welcome students as they are, not how we want them to be or how we'd like to them be," Juchems said.