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Tennessee school turns away prospective students because parents are gay

Saturday, January 24, 2015
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A private, non-denominational Christian-based school in Nashville has turned away prospective students because their parents, one of whom is a local pastor, are gay. [...]

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Ky. bill targets transgender students by restricting facilities to biological sex

Monday, January 19, 2015
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The "Kentucky Student Privacy Act," proposed by State Sen. C.B. Embry Jr., would allow parents to sue the school for $2,500 if their child encountered a transgender student in a school restroom. [...]

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Bullied, gay teen will get 27 years in prison in plea deal for school shooting

Saturday, January 17, 2015
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A teenager charged with shooting a classmate in the chest at his central California high school two years ago accepted a plea agreement with prosecutors Friday for a 27-year sentence in state prison. [...]

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Montana High School Association shelves proposed policy for transgender athletes

Friday, January 16, 2015
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The decision to withdraw the proposal came after the four executive board members determined there is insufficient support among the association's member schools. [...]

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Mississippi school district approves policy to discourage gay-straight alliances

Thursday, January 15, 2015
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Superintendent Lynn Weathersby said "there has been a group wanting to form a gay club" and that he had sought guidance about what could be done legally "to limit organizations like that on campus." [...]

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St. Paul school district to begin working on ‘gender inclusion’ policy

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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Some of the main provisions call for students to be identified by their preferred names and gender pronouns, and participate in programs and activities that align with their gender identity. [...]

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Missouri bill would allow Christian college groups to discriminate against gay students

Monday, January 12, 2015
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A Missouri state lawmaker wants to allow Christian groups to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation on college campuses, while still retaining all the privileges of being a school sanctioned student group. [...]

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Montana high school association to vote on policy for transgender student athletes

Sunday, January 11, 2015
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The proposed policy would enable transgender teens to compete in high school athletics based on their gender identity. [...]

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Wisconsin school will not ban children’s book about girl with two moms

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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The book, "Emma and Meesha My Boy: A Two Mom Story," tells the story of a little girl who learns how to be nice to her cat with the help of her two mothers. [...]

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ACLU sues Indiana school that refuses to allow gay-straight alliance

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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The lawsuit contends the North Putnam Community School Corp. in Bainbridge, Ind., is violating the First Amendment rights of the Gay-Straight Alliance and the students who are now members. [...]

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