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Boyd County High School Gay Straight Alliance v. Board of Education

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
258 F. Supp. 2d 667 (2003)


A group of students (plaintiffs) at Boyd County High School (BCHS) (defendant) created a Gay Straight Alliance Club (GSA Club) in early 2002. The purpose of the GSA Club was to create a safe space to talk about anti-gay harassment and promote tolerance, understanding, and acceptance of others regardless of sexual orientation. BCHS permits at least one other student group to meet or use its facilities. When the GSA Club was proposed, student protests occurred, and BCHS received numerous complaints from parents. The protests were almost entirely from opponents of the GSA Club. Only one incident involved supporters of the GSA Club. The plaintiffs brought a claim against BCHS, seeking a preliminary injunction to require BCHS to provide the GSA Club with access to BCHS facilities.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Bunning, J.)

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