« U.S. Backs Student in Strip-Search Case | Main | Voting Rights Act Cases and School Boards »

Judge Backs Gay-Straight Alliance at Fla. High School

| 1 Comment

A federal district judge has issued a preliminary injunction barring a Florida school district from refusing to recognize a gay-straight student alliance.

Administrators at Yulee High School in the Nassau County school district had argued that the club could be disruptive and that its message would violate Florida education policy encouraging sexual abstinence.

Court papers indicate the district also objected to the group's proposed name: the Gay-Straight Alliance. Names such as the Tolerance Club might be more acceptable.

In the March 11 injunction, U.S. District Judge Henry Lee Adams Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., indicated that he agreed with another federal district court in Florida, which ruled last year in favor of a gay-straight student group.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, which represented the gay-straight alliance, has this press release.

1 Comment

It will be good for school. That is a great decision for school and students.

Comments are now closed for this post.

Follow This Blog


Most Viewed on Education Week



Recent Comments