Districts in New Jersey must step in to stop harassment of students who are gay

Feb. 23, 2007
State Supreme Court says antidiscrimination laws protect gay students from harassment.

Students in New Jersey who are bullied by other students because of their sexual orientation are protected by the state's antidiscrimination law, and school districts must take reasonable steps to stop such harassment, the state’s Supreme Court has ruled. In the case in question, an anonymous student said that he was taunted with anti-homosexual epithets from the time he was in fourth grade until he was in high school and that he was physically attacked twice in high school. Because of the harassment, he contends, he eventually had to change schools.

Read the New York Times article here.

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