Gay students accuse California high school staff of harassment

Mar 18, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: wnflam.com

Teachers and administrators made student members of a gay and lesbian club at their California high school feel harassed and unwelcome, a civil liberties group that is threatening legal action said on Monday.

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“Stop the liberal madness”

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#1 Mar 19, 2013
What libs want for the future of America.

"The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California sent a letter on behalf of students at Sultana High School in Hesperia who belong to the school's Gay Straight Alliance demanding changes, including an end to what they called harassment.

Among the changes sought were relaxed rules for the school's upcoming prom in April to comply with the requests of girls who want to don tuxedos and one boy who wishes to wear heels."

“Some people are gay - get over”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#2 Mar 19, 2013
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
What libs want for the future of America.
"The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California sent a letter on behalf of students at Sultana High School in Hesperia who belong to the school's Gay Straight Alliance demanding changes, including an end to what they called harassment.
Among the changes sought were relaxed rules for the school's upcoming prom in April to comply with the requests of girls who want to don tuxedos and one boy who wishes to wear heels."
Yes freedom of expression is a terrible thing. Civil liberties are terrible and we must stamp them out immediately.

So says the Tea Party/GOP communist manifesto.

“Married 6/17/08”

Since: Feb 07

Porterville, CA

#3 Mar 19, 2013
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
What libs want for the future of America.
"The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California sent a letter on behalf of students at Sultana High School in Hesperia who belong to the school's Gay Straight Alliance demanding changes, including an end to what they called harassment.
Among the changes sought were relaxed rules for the school's upcoming prom in April to comply with the requests of girls who want to don tuxedos and one boy who wishes to wear heels."
And what is your point? Are you opposed to equal rights for ALL Americans? Maybe you "think" only some of your choice deserve any rights.

Thankfully due to the laws in CA this district is probably in deep trouble. I hope the ACLU pushes the issue and some staff, whatever their position lose not only their jobs but also any teaching or administrative credentials they may have.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#4 Mar 19, 2013
Sue, sue and sue again. Make the taxpayers pay for bigotry, maybe then they'll realize it is not acceptable.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#5 Mar 19, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
Sue, sue and sue again. Make the taxpayers pay for bigotry, maybe then they'll realize it is not acceptable.
I wonder if each act of harassment, such as the a teacher using the word "gay" in a derogatory manner, could be used as the basis for a separate act of discrimination against each gay or lesbian child within earshot. And, if so, each person have grounds for a suit separate from each other, thereby increasing the dollar amount of liability. Assuming there were three children within earshot, that would increase the liability 300% for each act. Neat, huh?
Martin

Prague, Czech Republic

#6 Mar 19, 2013
So it's harassment that the school won't allow a boy to wear high heels to the prom?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#7 Mar 19, 2013
Martin wrote:
So it's harassment that the school won't allow a boy to wear high heels to the prom?
No, they want him to stop lying and making up multiple names and false countries of residence. Can you IMAGINE anyone so low as to do that? I sure can't.

“Some people are gay - get over”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#9 Mar 20, 2013
JOCK wrote:
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Luke where have you been? We miss your quick wit at the cafe. We all figured you succumbed to Aids. Don't be a stranger. btw have you seen or heard from the little jew rabbi jizzbutt ??
Wow - if you can read please accept this constructive criticism:

1. AIDS, in this usage, is capitalized commonly because it's an acronym. Your usage implies you meant the word as a verb.
2. You have a factual error in your diatribe. One rarely succumbs to AIDS but rather to the opportunistic infections it allows to take hold in the body. So it would have been more proper to say "We all figured you succumbed to the effects of AIDS."
3. The phrase "Jew rabbi" uses an unnecessary adjective "Jew", in that to be a Rabbi one must, by definition, be Jewish.
4. Finally the concatenation "jizzbutt" is not even a real word but rather a slur that one might hear an 10 year old use to verbally abuse a classmate on a schoolyard.

Tomorrow we'll try you on grade 5 english - maybe.

“Some people are gay - get over”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#10 Mar 20, 2013
Martin wrote:
So it's harassment that the school won't allow a boy to wear high heels to the prom?
Interesting that you only seem to have an issue with the boy wearing heels and not the girl wearing a tuxedo

But to answer your question. Yes it is harassment. We call a boy wearing heels to the prom "freedom of expression". I know the concept of individual liberty is foreign to many people especially those from the conservative side of the aisle. Which is odd considering they always talk about how individual freedom and liberty is preferable to government edicts and control.

Apparently that whole individual liberty and freedom thing only applies to positions on social issues with which they agree.

For example - isn't it interesting how some folks think people should be allowed to own lots of guns to protect themselves against the government should the need ever arise. However that same group thinks it's acceptable for the government to wiretap and spy on Americans the result of which, used maliciously, can only give the government more power - not less.

Real freedom includes the freedom to let other people do something with which you disagree free from harassment so long as it's not illegal. Like own guns or have an abortion or wear heels to the prom or marry someone of the same gender because they love that person.

Food for thought.
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#12 Apr 3, 2013
Martin wrote:
So it's harassment that the school won't allow a boy to wear high heels to the prom?
Not exactly, but it may be an unconstitutional infringement of that student's free speech rights.

In the classroom environment, it may be permissible to a larger degree to tell students what they can and can't wear because their attire may cause disruption or distraction.

But at a school-sponsored extracurricular "fun" event, where that really does not matter, what is the point of telling him he can't wear heels if he wants to?

What is the compelling state interest in making him not wear womens' shoes?

Can you think of one?

I can't.

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