Same-Sex Couple's Child Denied Admission To Texas Daycare Due To Their Relationship

A child was denied admission into a Central Texas daycare after the center learned her parents are in a same-sex marriage.

Brittany Ready said in a Facebook post that her daughter, Callie, was denied admission to Parkview Christian Academy in Waco because of her marriage to her wife, Stacey, and that the child is not gay.

They applied to the academy and got a phone call of an opening, making the parents giddy.

"The director was super sweet and welcoming to us and Callie!," Ready wrote. "We go to leave with paperwork in hand only for the administrator to call us into his office to let us know that he heard that Stacey and I our "mates" (first off we aren't animals) and because of that they cannot welcome her (Callie)."

Ready said they were told "byLaws are byLaws" and that the academy's Christian faith could not be compromised. This sent Ready into a tirade questioning practices by the academy.

"So does that mean "unwed parents" can not enroll their kids? Does that mean "divorced parents" cannot enroll their children there? Because sin is sin and Jesus sat and welcomed allllll the sinners," Ready wrote. "We were not trying to plague your daycare sir, WE ARE GAY, our daughter IS NOT! Never in my life have I had this happen and it especially affect our child."

She went on to write that Callie was "born in a Catholic hospital" at the "hands of a Christian doctor."

Parkview Christian Academy denied an innocent child today due to the choices of her parents. We had Callie on the...

Posted by Brittney Ready on Thursday, July 18, 2019

KCEN TV, the CBS affiliate in Waco, reported that Parkview Christian's school pastor could not be reached, but the school's website lists its policy against discrimination:

"Enrollment shall be granted without discrimination in regard to sex, race, color, disability, or national origin. If this policy changes at any time, parents will be notified through a letter from the Administration staff as soon as possible."

There is no mention of dicrimination based on any sexual orientations. The school's policy does state it can dismiss a child if they feel the school and its programs may not be the in the child's best interest.

The story began circulating social media throughout Texas, and since then, many other daycares have accepted Callie's application into their centers.

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