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LGBT Groups File Suit Over School Speech Limits

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A Utah lawsuit filed last week seeks to open a new front in LGBT rights after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage by challenging laws it says discriminate against LGBT students by restricting talk about homosexuality in schools.

The suit by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Equality Utah contends the law blocked teachers in Weber County from helping a 7-year-old boy targeted by bullies for wearing girls' clothes because it prevented them from saying it's OK to be gay.

The rule is one of several similar measures around the country, said a lawyer with the center, which may bring similar suits in such states as Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas.

Vol. 36, Issue 11, Page 4

Published in Print: November 2, 2016, as LGBT Groups File Suit Over School Speech Limits
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