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School Board may stop middle school Gay-Straight Alliance club from forming

Oklahoman Published: February 7, 2013

A Florida School Board is considering a ban on all extracurricular clubs after a middle school student requested to start a Gay-Straight Alliance group, according to the Miami New Times.

Bayli Silberstein, 14, tried last year to start a Gay-Straight Alliance at her middle school. She told a local TV station that she was sick of her group of friends being bullied for their sexual orientation and wanted to form a group to address the problem.

But her request was denied, so her mother contacted the ACLU. Now the School Board is considering a course of action.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the School Board discussed the rules for student clubs at a workshop Monday. Most members said they want to limit the groups in secondary schools, according to the Sentinel.

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H/T: Miami New Times