The dispute began when the school board denied the student group official status — even though the club had been meeting unofficially for years — at its May 9 meeting. Official recognition allows a club to be in the yearbook, raise money on campus, post information in the schools and use the schools’ equipment and resources.
The lawsuit filed against the board stated the board’s action was in violation of the Equal Access Act and the First Amendment. After the lawsuit was filed, the board voted to rescind its previous vote and recognize the group if the lawsuit was dropped.
“In litigation the losers don’t get to dictate the terms of the lawsuit,” Fincke said.
In a news release, Fincke wrote it was necessary for the student group to “have long-term protection” due to the views of some board members and religious community leaders.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
More proof that the so-called conservatives in our area are more interested in Boots and Sabers than they are in the Rule of Law -- or even liberty for all. For them, it's better to be Right than right.
Which is why the GSA here will continue to require federal court protection of their liberties.
West Bend School Board must recognize Gay-Straight Alliance - JSOnline
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