Gay student settles [bullying] lawsuit against NY district

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    Mar 30, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    "ALBANY, N.Y. -- A gay teenager in upstate New York who had claimed he was relentlessly bullied by classmates while school administrators stood by settled his lawsuit Monday against the school district.

    ... he said school officials did virtually nothing to stop bullies who picked on him because he acted differently from other boys. ...

    Under the settlement filed in federal court, the district agreed to implement changes to protect students from harassment, including additional staff training. The district will report on its progress to the Civil Liberties Union and federal justice officials.

    The district also agreed to pay $50,000 to Jacob's family and to reimburse them for counseling services. The district didn't admit to any wrongdoing under the settlement. ... "

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/29/AR2010032901648.html?hpid=sec-education
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    Mar 30, 2010 2:31 PM GMT
    Sucks that it takes a court order to force people to "accept" gays.
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    Mar 30, 2010 6:43 PM GMT
    It's even more sad for people whose job it is to protect and educate children need a court order to do their job.
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    Mar 31, 2010 6:14 AM GMT
    Indeed.