Came across this on the news….
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Texas intervened today on behalf of a high school student who has been denied the right to form a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club at Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi, TX. ….clubs that bring together lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight students to support each other and promote tolerance.
Nikki Peet, 17, first approached Principal James Crenshaw in November 2010 with a request to form a GSA. In response, Crenshaw asked her to change the club’s name and mission. She submitted a revised proposal in January 2011, which the school again denied. …
Instead of allowing the GSA to meet, FBISD administrators have reportedly moved to ban other extracurricular clubs. The ACLU letter points out that banning all extracurricular clubs is an unlawful prior restraint on Nikki’s speech, similar to a Mississippi school district’s efforts to cancel the prom in the ACLU’s case on behalf of Constance McMillen.
These administrators are amazingly uninformed and shortsighted
Don’t they know that thirty percent of all teen suicides are committed by young people struggling with issues around their sexual orientation or gender identity?
They would rather cancel all activities than let the kids meet and get support and foster tolerance. To what end? To isolate the kids further?
When will these people learn and open their eyes!