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Lambda Legal seeks to protect LGBT students
July 23, 2008


"One of the nation's leading legal advocacy groups for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has urged the Newfield Central School District to reconsider its successful jurisdictional challenge of human rights law protection for students on the grounds that it will end a method of addressing discrimination for LGBT students.

"The organization, Lambda Legal, said it sent a letter to members of the Newfield Board of Education Tuesday 'outlining the legal flaws in their position and warning of future consequences for students who may face antigay discrimination.'

"...Hayley Gorenberg, Lambda Legal's deputy legal director, said the school district isn't just defending itself, but attacking the rights of all children in the state."


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