March 17, 2007

Utah's attempt to limit gay-straight clubs in school may backfire

The NY Times article on the Utah law adding lots of red tape to all student groups (i.e., a law hoping to eliminate gay-straight alliances in Utah's high schools) may backfire, because it requires that all clubs be treated equally in placement on bulletin boards, and because the teens currently in clubs became politically active (and probably the next generation of activists in the state once they graduate).

As the article notes, the federal Equal Access Act, which protects such clubs, was originally sponsored by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch to protect the activities of after-school Bible reading groups.

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Posted in Education policy on March 17, 2007 7:50 AM |