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Paperback, 123 pages
Schools are experiencing an increased level of litigation about issues pertaining to sexual orientation. This monograph provides educators and attorneys with a comprehensive analysis of this litigation along with practical tips for avoiding lawsuits in this sensitive area. The monograph consists of six chapters and addresses the following topics: legal rights of gay and lesbian students to be free from harassment and discrimination; litigation involving gay student groups and the Equal Access Act, the free speech rights of anti-gay students to express hostility toward homosexuality, and lawsuits challenging school programs that address sexual orientation. The concluding chapter provides helpful tips for addressing sexual orientation in the school environment while avoiding litigation.
Chapter 1: Gay and Lesbian Students in the Schools: A Vulnerable Population
Chapter 2: The Legal Rights of Gay and Lesbian Students to be Free of Harassment While in School
Chapter 3: Gay and Lesbian Student Groups: Their Right to Recognition under the Equal Access Act
Chapter 4: Gay Rights and the First Amendment: Do Pro-Gay and Anti-Gay Speakers Have a Constitutional Right to Express Their Views in Public Schools?
Chapter 5: Curriculum and Programmatic Issues Pertaining to Sexual Orientation
Chapter 6: Conclusion - Practical Tips for Avoiding Litigation
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