A lesbian couple in Mpumalanga, South Africa are being told to split-up or risk having their son expelled from Secunda Highveld Christian School.
Samantha and Kally Mabe, 27 and 26 respectively, are a legally married couple accused of falsifying information stating their sexual orientation in the school’s application letter.
The couple was called into a meeting with the school’s principal last month after the boy told his teachers he had two mothers. There, they were told their relationship was “problematic.”
“We never hid the fact that [our son]has two mothers and I filled in my details under the section in the form that ask for mother’s details and Sam filled in the area that said ‘Father/Guardian,’ but filled in her title as Mrs,” said Kally, who is the boy’s biological mother.
After the initial meeting, a second was called with a pastor present.
“The pastor said if they had known we were a lesbian couple, they would never have allowed our son in the school,” said Kally.
The school could not be reached for comment, but Mpumalanga’s education department spokesman, Jasper Zwane, said although the Christian school is independent, the department “viewed such matters in a serious light and would investigate,” according to enca.com.