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Court Orders Missouri School to Stop Censoring LGBT Websites | Care2 Causes

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has ruled that a Camdenton High School must cease its practice of using web filtering software that bars students from accessing LGBT affirming websites. The lawsuit, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Western Missouri, was filed in August 2011 following the ACLU’s repeated warnings that the school’s custom-built filtering software was illegally censoring LGBT affirming websites while at the same time allowing students to access sites that condemn LGBT identity and oppose LGBT equality. Websites that were blocked include PFLAG National (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Campus Pride and DignityUSA, a Catholic LGBT organization. The school argued that students were free to ask to have individual websites unblocked at any time and thus co...

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