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A North Carolina elementary school teacher resigned after he read a gay-themed children’s book to his third-grade class led to controversy.

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Omar Currie read his students “King and King,” a fairy tale about a prince who ends up marrying another prince instead of a princess.

According to the LA Times, Currie explained he was inspired to teach the book after a boy in his class was being called a girl and the word gay was used in a derogatory way.

Parents immediately protested, which led to the principal ordering teachers to inform parents in advance about books they read to their students.

Currie thought that was unrealistic and has since resigned. Furthermore, the school’s assistant principal, Meg Goodhand, who lent Currie the copy of the book he read to his class, has also submitted a letter of resignation.

Although disappointed, Currie plans to continue his career in education and is currently interviewing.

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