Supreme Court has held that sexual orientation is 'a normal expression of human sexuality' and that lgbt people must be treated equally under the law.
"They stigmatize vulnerable young people who should be celebrated and supported, and they censor constitutionally protected free speech, including students right to receive accurate information about sexual orientation and lgbt people.".
The Utah Attorney General's Office, which represents the Utah State Board of Education, Superintendent Sydnee Dickson and the school districts named in the lawsuit, declined to comment on it Friday night.
District Court Judge Dee Benson.Salt lake city Responding to a lawsuit filed over policies that forbid discussion in schools of anything deemed advocacy of homosexuality, the Utah Attorney Generals Office challenged an lgbt rights group and three students alleging harassment to find the words anti-gay in the statute.Read the Utah Attorney Generals filing here.Salt lake city - A pair of gay rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the state of Utah challenging a law that forbids discussion of homosexuality in schools that might be construed as "advocacy.".The lawsuit claims the state statute forbids discussion of homosexuality in classes that could be construed as a positive portrayal."These are some of the last remaining anti-lgbt laws that are currently being enforced in the country, and theyre especially odious, because they explicitly apply to school classes on every subject Equality Utah Executive Director Troy Williams said."It is long past time for these dangerous laws to be struck from the books.The case has been assigned.S.A hearing has not yet been scheduled.They create a deadly culture of silence and non-acceptance, causing harms that can never fully be undone.The law, nicknamed "No Promo Homo" by lgbt rights activists, bans schools from any kind of discussion about homosexuality in classes like sex ed, history or student clubs that could be construed as a "positive" portrayal.Defendants assert that the statutes and administrative rules referenced in Plaintiffs Amended Complaint speak for themselves and deny that those statutes or rules contain the phrase Anti-Gay Laws assistant Utah Attorney General David Wolf wrote in a formal response to the lawsuit leveled by Equality.The lawsuit was filed Friday night in federal court against the Utah State Board of Education and several coffret cadeau pour la fête des pères school districts by the lgbt rights groups Equality Utah and the National Center for Lesbian Rights on behalf of students in public schools identified in court documents only.