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Old 12-05-2003, 11:25 AM   #1
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SUMMARY: In an extraordinary case of discrimination by public school officials, a 7-year-old Louisiana boy was scolded and disciplined after he told a classmate his mother was gay.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...hoolrebukeshim
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This is absolutely disgusting. It's another example that makes me so glad that Section 28 has been scrapped in the UK. (That's the piece of legislation which basically prevented teachers from stopping homophobic bullying by saying they weren't allowed to condone homosexuality.) It's just unbelievable that a seven year old boy could be treated so cruelly - the school are trying to make him feel not only that there's something wrong with his Mom because she's gay, they're trying to make him feel like there's something wrong with him by saying he's not allowed to talk about his family.

It's just so so wrong.
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Very absurd. There's no reason for that. I hope that the kid's family gets that dealt with.

Heh, I still like what one girl said when we discussed this story on another board: "I have a hand gesture for them that you can't use in school, either". .

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Heh, I still like what one girl said when we discussed this story on another board: "I have a hand gesture for them that you can't use in school, either". .

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add my voice to the chorus crying 'absurd!'
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