In isolated Utah city, new clubs for gay students

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    Jan 02, 2011 1:34 PM GMT
    These brave kids are managing to get around a 2007 state law promoted by Utah conservatives to block gay clubs in schools.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40875593/ns/us_news-the_new_york_times/
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    Jan 02, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    One of the reader comments on this article is wonderful:

    "As she did in St. George last year, Ms. Goddard has warned officials that such policies may violate the federal Equal Access Act— a law passed by Congress in the 1980s, mainly to protect Bible study groups in schools, that has become a prime tool for protecting Gay-Straight Alliances from arbitrary hurdles."

    God, I love irony."

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    Jan 02, 2011 6:33 PM GMT
    rkyjockdn saidOne of the reader comments on this article is wonderful:

    "As she did in St. George last year, Ms. Goddard has warned officials that such policies may violate the federal Equal Access Act— a law passed by Congress in the 1980s, mainly to protect Bible study groups in schools, that has become a prime tool for protecting Gay-Straight Alliances from arbitrary hurdles."

    God, I love irony.

    Yeah, though the Utah Repugnants are still trying to oppose these groups. Gotta drive those gay school kids out of existence!
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    Jan 02, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    How sad that that state has so many people that feel that there is only one way to do things. If you are so insecure with yourself that you feel you need a minister to dictate your entire life, fine, but let those who want to find their own way do it. Leave them alone!
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    Jan 02, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    ahhh i read it last night on NPR while I was trying to sleep...I never did fall asleep. icon_cry.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif
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    Jan 02, 2011 8:25 PM GMT
    rkyjockdn saidOne of the reader comments on this article is wonderful:

    "As she did in St. George last year, Ms. Goddard has warned officials that such policies may violate the federal Equal Access Act— a law passed by Congress in the 1980s, mainly to protect Bible study groups in schools, that has become a prime tool for protecting Gay-Straight Alliances from arbitrary hurdles."

    God, I love irony."




    Yeah, when I read this a few days I thought you know its a good law when it protects everyone, even the people who are eventually wrongfully persecuted.

    Also it is more important for everyone to have equal rights than for a majority to feel comfortable. Thats why I like this article, it shows where those rights do not exist, are being extinguished, or are expanding.
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    Jan 06, 2011 2:26 PM GMT
    dannyboy1101 saidHow sad that that state has so many people that feel that there is only one way to do things. If you are so insecure with yourself that you feel you need a minister to dictate your entire life, fine, but let those who want to find their own way do it. Leave them alone!
    That's almost word-for-word what I told my mom last time we had a debate about gay marriage. icon_lol.gif