Salt Lake City Schools Could Be The 1st In Utah To Ban Anti-Gay Discrimination

  • metta

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    Oct 06, 2010 6:43 AM GMT
    Salt Lake City Schools Could Be The 1st In Utah To Ban Anti-Gay Discrimination against gay students and employees.


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    On Tuesday, the school board weighed an amendment that would add sexual orientation to the list of characteristics, such as race and religion, that would be illegal to use to target someone for harassment. The board will consider the issue again Nov. 2.

    “This absolutely affects student learning. These students are harassed and bullied and discriminated against at a higher level than any other students in our school,” said board member Amanda Thorderson. “Adding this policy sends a clear message that [this] will not be tolerated.”

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    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50420619-76/board-gay-lake-policy.html.csp
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    Oct 06, 2010 8:56 AM GMT
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  • rioriz

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    Oct 06, 2010 3:04 PM GMT
    Hope it starts a trend
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    Oct 06, 2010 3:06 PM GMT
    Very cool. And in Utah of all places.
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    Oct 06, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    cmhoh1985 saidVery cool. And in Utah of all places.


    Agreed! Took the words right out of my mouth.
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    Oct 06, 2010 7:03 PM GMT
    This is amazing and sad, Better late than never right ? And if its the first in the nation they would be setting a better standard than they did years ago. Clearly the school board sees how this is beneficial;And is such a change from when they banned the first GSA and all extracurricular activities over a decade ago. It would have mattered to my many friends that committed suicide for similar reasons.
    I'm glad it finally is happening . Go SLC!
  • cmdrkoenig67

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    Oct 06, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    That would be nice....And yes, maybe it will lead to more good things for equality.