The California Teachers Association has donated $1.25 million to defeat Proposition 8
. Gluckmann also opposes the measure, but she said she keeps political opinions to herself when she is teaching.
Such issues, she said, are better discussed between students and their parents.
"What a child does at home, or what parents do at home, it's not my business unless they're in an abusive relationship," she said, noting that state law requires teachers to report allegations of abuse to authorities.
John Montgomery, assistant superintendent of curriculum for the Roseville Joint High School District, said teachers in the district also use discretion when discussing gay marriage.
"They're probably more inclined to talk of the responsibilities of legal adults," he said. "Now, whether they go into greater detail in terms of same-sex marriage or traditional marriage, I doubt that."
Schubert said gay marriage is already taught in some schools, citing a case in which first-graders in San Francisco attended the wedding of their lesbian teacher that was officiated by Mayor Gavin Newsom,
While school officials noted the outing was arranged by a parent, Schubert said, "In the final two weeks, we are going to have this debate about whether or not you can opt your children out."