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Parenting & LGBT issues — a Free-Range Kids angle?

I started reading Alvin's post about parents suing to keep kids from learning about lgbt families, and flashed over to a news story about a parent whose kid wants to ride his bike to school.

Marino and his mother, Janette Kaddo Marino, left for school by bicycle on Wednesday morning, as they often do in good weather, despite a phone call placed to students’ homes by school officials, asking parents not to allow students to walk or ride bikes to school.

Upon arriving at school on Wednesday, Adam and Janette Kaddo Marino were met outside by school officials and a New York State Trooper, who were on hand for the first day of school. They were informed that they were “out of compliance,” and had a lengthy discussion over where Adam’s bike could be locked.

More after the jump.

Check out the mom's description of the big picture:

“Adam feels pretty strongly about [riding his bike to school],” [Janette] said. “I told him I didn’t know if there would be an issue.”

Is it just me, or is Janette's support remarkably simple and direct?

As it turns out, her son's school is located on a state-designated bike route, and yet the school has also insisted repeatedly that students should never arrive there on foot or by pedaling.

How does any of this relate to LGBTQ issues?

Maybe not at all.

But, before you decide, take a look at the Free-Range Kids site, and then post your comments/thoughts here.

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