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ACLU defends students’ right to post Ten Commandments

A Virginia High School made Christian students take down copies of the Ten Commandments that they’d posted. The ACLU has reached out to the school in defense of the students’ right to post religious messages as long as the messages come from the students themselves and not the faculty.

“The Supreme Court recognizes the difference between school officials’ imposing religious messages on students, which violates the establishment clause, and school officials allowing students to express their own views on religion in situations that are not school-organized or sponsored,” said Glenberg in the release.

Via The Daily Dish.

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Only cheerleaders may show off their thighs. For spirit.

A school district has decided to enforce a stricter dress code… with some perky exceptions.

While some complain it is unfair, district officials have decided that the ban on short skirts on girls does not apply to cheerleaders.

The decision came after high school principals huddled at the start of football season and agreed to give cheerleaders an exemption to the new rules, which say “dresses, skirts and shorts must be at least mid-thigh or below in length” and nixes clothing that is “sexually suggestive.”

I guess the difference is that cheerleaders’ uniforms are not meant to be sexy.

Via Obscure Store.

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Lesbian teen gets $35k from her asshole school district

Awesome. Constance McMillen, the lesbian whose school conspired to keep from bringing her girlfriend to prom, has received $35,000 to settle her lawsuit.

It’s a stupid amount of money for a recent high school grad to get in a lump sum, but she did something pretty great. Backwards high schools will think twice before trying to pull this shit again.

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An asshole high school of asshole students with asshole parents conspire to make a girl feel shitty

A Mississippi high school tried to cancel its prom rather than let a lesbian student bring a female date. The ACLU successfully sued to make them hold the prom. So then the parents organized a private prom and invited everyone except the lesbian student. Barely anyone showed up to the official prom.

Congratulations, Itawamba County, Mississippi. You guys are huge dildos.

Via Boing Boing

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