Thursday, May 21, 2009


One of the absurd things people who think that simply mentioning gay people is the same as talking about SEXXXXX, something not true for heterosexual people who are always chaste. Or mentioning them doens't automatically start a porn reel in peoples' minds. Or something.
The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday threatened to sue a San Diego County school that refused to let a student present a report on slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk until her classmates got permission from their parents.

David Blair-Loy, legal director of the ACLU of San Diego County, said the principal of Mt. Woodson Elementary School in Ramona violated the free speech rights of 6th-grader Natalie Jones, who was the only student in her class prevented from giving an in-class presentation.

According to Blair-Loy and Natalie's mother, Mt. Woodson Principal Theresa Grace concluded last month that the subject of the girl's project triggered a district policy requiring parents to be notified in writing before their children are exposed to lessons dealing with sex.

(meant to post this earlier but got the time stamp wrong)