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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Petition urges boycott of ‘homophobia’
By Jenna Sykoff
Pipe Dream


A Binghamton University professor is outraged by McGraw-Hill Publishers’ controversial decision to amend the definition of marriage in a Texas health textbook.

In December, Professor Sean G. Massey of the School of Education and Human Development started two petitions to voice his disagreement regarding McGraw-Hill’s decision to revise health textbooks distributed in Texas middle schools and high schools. Under pressure from members of the Texas State Board of Education, the publisher altered the textbook to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. In addition, the new edition of the textbook offers an abstinence-only approach to sex education, failing to present any information regarding contraception.

(Petition 1 and 2)

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