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Texas attorney general says Austin school Pride Week celebration breaks state law

The Austin school district holds events to celebrate LGBTQIA+ students every year. Attorney General Ken Paxton says "when it comes to sex education, parents—not school districts—are in charge."
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 1, 2021. Paxton said a week-long celebration of Pride events in Austin this week violated state law.

An annual Pride Week celebration in Austin schools is breaking state law, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said this week, marking the state's latest move to confront LGBTQ rights. The school district said the events will nevertheless continue.

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