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Civil Rights Win in Florida

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Civil Rights, Education | Posted on 26-05-2008


Months ago, I posted about Ponce de Leon High School in Florida banning the wear or display of any kind of gay pride symbols or words, claiming that they indicated involvement in an "illegal organization." I later found out that the problem started last fall, when a lesbian student complained that she was being harassed. Instead of investigating or trying to stop the harassment, the school administration cracked down on any show of support for her. The principal later said that he was sure that gay pride symbols would cause students to visualize gay people having sex, leading to disruption.1

Anyway, Florida managed to get something right, or at least one judge there did so. Oh, wait--he was a federal judge, not a state authority. Anyway, on May 13 he issued a permanent injunction against the school! He told them that they must stop their unconstitutional censorship of expressions of support for gay people, and warned them not to try retaliating against anyone involved in the case.

1 Damn, those are powerful rainbows! Wonder what kind of porn they'd find in a raid of his house?

Comments (1)

It’s sad that rul­ing even need­ed to happen.