08-14-2003, 10:05 AM #1
Lawsuit challenges gay high school
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York state senator and a conservative legal group have filed a lawsuit charging that a public high school for gay, bisexual and transgender students violates laws against segregation.
Bronx state Sen. Ruben Diaz and the Liberty Counsel filed the lawsuit Wednesday in state Supreme Court in New York City, arguing that the school breaks education rules barring discrimination based on sexual orientation.
School officials have said the school, Harvey Milk High, will be open to all students, regardless of their sexual orientation. Supporters say the school is needed to protect students who have been harassed.
Paul Rose, a spokesman for schools Chancellor Joel Klein, told the Daily News that the lawsuit was "a frivolous attack on a program that has helped children for many years."
The school is an expansion of a two-classroom program that began in 1984 and has been managed and financed by the Hetrick-Martin Institute, a gay-rights youth advocacy group.
Renovations are expected to be completed in the fall.
08-14-2003, 11:55 AM #2LORDBLiTZ Guest
Nice to see people willing to fight for rights and not just bend over.
08-14-2003, 12:19 PM #3Originally Posted by LORDBLiTZ
08-14-2003, 12:39 PM #4
Harvey Milk High?......Man those students better not be in a Got Milk? ad with white mustache's.......
08-14-2003, 05:54 PM #5Originally Posted by LORDBLiTZ
Agreed . . . screw this segregation bs . . .
It took a few hundred (or thousand?) National Guard troops to protect the black kids when they integrated Little Rock (Arkansas) schools back in the 50's . . . if it takes a few thousand cops/NG troops to protect the gay kids, so be it. That's what we pay taxes for . . .
08-14-2003, 06:26 PM #6
Fuck this, what a stupid idea. All I can say is thank god there's some authoratative figure who sees the blatantly obvioius problem with this shit.
08-14-2003, 08:22 PM #7
The suit won't hold. The school is open to both straight and gay kids so there is no discrimination.
08-14-2003, 08:33 PM #8
Is the enrollment card" male/female/other" ? 8)
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