Wednesday, August 13, 2003

New Yahk Sued for Unlawful Discrimination

A few weeks ago, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the City authorized 3.2 million dollars to establish the Harvey Milk School as the first publicly funded LGBTQ school in America. The money diverted to the School was taken from the capital expansion funds, and thus much needed capital expenditures for needy schools have suffered.

[editor's note: LGBTQ=Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer]


The lawsuit challenges the validity of the public school. New York Chancellor Regulation A-830 requires an equal education opportunity and prohibits discrimination based on “sexual orientation.” Thus the School, which discriminates against heterosexuals, violates the Regulation.

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