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No Sex Ed. Exemption for Muslim Sisters

A Hamburg court ruled this week that two Muslim teenagers could not be excused from taking sexual education classes at their school. In a suprisingly strongly-worded ruling, judges said that the parents of the 14 and 15-year-old sisters could not limit their education on "the basis of religious dogma." Though parents have a right to raise their children the way they see fit, the Hamburg school system also has a right to teaching students "personal responsibility," according to the judges. The parents of the two sisters had argued that since Islam only allows sexuality in marriage, there is no need to educate them beforehand about it.