05/16/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lesbian Parents Of Child Barred From Colorado Catholic School Speak Out

BOULDER - For the first time, the lesbian couple at the center of a Catholic school controversy is speaking out. The couple's two children are not being allowed to continue at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School because of the parents' sexual orientation.

They remain unidentified, but released a statement Monday night through Boulder Pride, an organization representing the gay and lesbian community.

They say the school's decision comes as a shock to them. The couple says they were initially very hurt and angry. According to the couple, their two children have been attending Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School for three years.

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