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New Mexico High School Bans Clubs to Escape Gay Support Group?

The school board at Clovis, New Mexico, voted on Tuesday to ban all extra-curricular clubs from meeting during school hours or using school resources. The New Mexico branch of the ACLU says that this is suspicious as it comes right after a request was made to form a club in support of LGBT pupils. Ahead of the vote, the ACLU wrote a letter to the school board. From the press release : Today, ACLU of New Mexico Staff Attorney Alexandra Freedman Smith sent a letter to the Clovis School Board, urging that they not deny high school students the personal enrichment and opportunities provided by non-curricular clubs: "Non-curricular activities are a vital part of any educational program and provide students with enriching and rewarding experiences. At Clovis High School, you have non-curricular service clubs, religious clubs, a chess club, and other similarly engaging groups. To...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/education/blog/new-mexico-hig...

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