ACLU Sues Lake County School Board for Blocking Gay Straight Alliance

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has sued the Lake County School Board because of its refusal to allow middle school student Bayli Silberstein to form a gay-straight alliance.

From an ACLU press release:

“I’m really frustrated that we’ve reached this point, but we can’t wait any longer,” stated Silberstein, an 8th-grader at Carver Middle School. “The bullying at my school is really bad, and I don’t want to have another school year go by without kids feeling like there’s a safe place where they can be themselves. But the school board keeps trying to stop us.”

The legal complaint is available here. [May 4 Update: The ACLU wins, for now at least.]
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