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Mar 16, 2010 12:12 PM

Children of lesbian couple denied access to Catholic school

The lesbian parents of two children barred from re-enrolling at a Roman Catholic school in Boulder because of the parents' sexual orientation say they won't give up their faith.

The women, who asked that their names not be used, said in a written statement that they initially felt hurt and anger over the decision but are moving forward. They say they don't expect the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish school to modify its teachings but also say it is wrong to punish children for who their parents are.

Their statement was read Monday at a community forum hosted by Boulder Pride. Parents of other students say they're pushing to have the pope review the school's decision. Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput has said the decision conforms with church teachings.

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