Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit.
January 31, 2008 - Federal court denies appeal
Appeals Judge issues outrageous ruling embracing homosexual "tolerance" lessons, ignoring religous rights. Uses notorious "1999 Curriculum Frameworks" in argument. Full report here.
December 5, 2007 - Appeal heard before 3-judge panel
Both sides looked weak and disorganized under judges' tough questioning. Hearing takes less than an hour in packed courtroom. Full report here.
February 23, 2007 - Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit!
Ruling stuns parents across America. Infamous ruling citing Goodridge "marriage" decision. Judge agrees with school & ACLU. Parkers announce they will appeal. Read full report here.
February 14, 2007: Parker's lawyers file powerful 9-page rebuttal to ACLU brief.
During hearing, judge had asked for answer to ACLU brief, prior to deciding on motion to dismiss.
Text of brief here.
February 7, 2007: Lawsuit begins with hearing on motion to dismiss.
Lawyers for school officials, ACLU, argue for dismissal of case--claim parents' rights
end at the schoolhouse door; Parker's lawyers fire back!
Full report with pictures.
October 2006: Defendants file 22-page rebuttal to Parkers' rebuttal.
Text of defendants' brief here.
September 2006: Major homosexual groups, ACLU, others file brief in federal court opposing David Parker's lawsuit!
Groups include: Human Rights Campaign, ACLU, Massachusetts Teachers Association, Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, plus local homosexual organizations.
Text of amicus brief against David Parker
MassResistance press release - 10/5/06
September 2006: Parker's lawyers file GREAT rebuttal to motion to dismiss. Read text here.
Text of plaintiffs' rebuttal here.
August 2006: Defendants file blistering 57-page motion to dismiss Parkers federal lawsuit
Text of defendants' motion to dismiss.
April 2006: Parkers file federal civil rights lawsuit
Pictures from press conference
Text of federal civil rights lawsuit