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Thu May 17, 2018, 10:31 PM

LGBTQ Students Say School Officials Forced Them to Read Bible as Punishment

A school district in Oregon is accused of a disturbing pattern of intimidation and harassment against LGBTQ students. Among the allegations: Students were forced to read the Bible as punishment, and a teacher compared same-sex marriage to marrying a dog.

In a letter this year, the state Department of Education found that the school district in North Bend, a coastal community in southern Oregon, discriminated against students on the basis of sexual orientation.

“There is substantial evidence to support the allegation that the district subjected LGBTQ students to separate or different rules of behavior, sanctions, or other treatment,” the letter said.

The school disputes the findings and will make its case at a hearing May 24. At the time, state officials will determine whether the district violated state and federal anti-discrimination laws.

Read more: http://www.outsmartmagazine.com/2018/05/lgbtq-students-say-school-officials-forced-them-to-read-bible-as-punishment/

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