Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Schools can expel students that seem gay, appeals court rules

It is a case involving a Lutheran High School but still.  

The 4th District Court of Appeal in Riverside on Monday upheld California Lutheran High School's right as a private, religious organization to exclude students based on sexual orientation.

Two girls sued claiming they were discriminated against after they were expelled from the Wildomar school in 2005. A lower court said the school isn't bound by the same anti-discrimination laws as a business establishment.

This is troubling.

While the court called its own decision "narrow," lawyers on both sides of the case said it would likely shield protect private schools -- beyond simply the Christian school in the lawsuit -- from anti-discrimination suits.

What did they do?  Your guess is as good as mine.

The two 16-year-old girls sued the school for expelling them on the basis of a "bond of intimacy" "characteristic of a lesbian relationship," under a California discrimination law.
From California yet.  

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