Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fighting the good fight

I saw this bit of good news in the local paper this morning.

A local high school's gay-straight alliance student organization has won the right in federal court to make use of their school's bulletin boards and PA system for organization-related announcements. The school argued that the organization's mission was not curricular and thus they were not entitled to such access--access that is, apparently, routinely granted to sports and spirit organizations, among others. The judge was not convinced.

In my mind, what is truly commendable about this group is that they stuck with the case. Any given kid is only in high school for four years and litigation of this sort doesn't happen quickly. Time is on the districts side. So thank you, Straights and Gays for Equality of Maple Grove High School in Maple Grove, Minnesota for staying in the fight.

And don't forget to check out GLBT month at YA Books Central.

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