PENDLETON, Ind. — A student club at Pendleton Heights High School is victorious in a lawsuit against their school.
Leaders at Pendleton Heights are being told by a judge to recognize the school’s unofficial Gay/Straight Alliance. The students in the club sued with the help of the ACLU after they said they were not allowed to use school resources.
Those resources include the school’s radio station and bulletin boards to put up flyers.
“The student-led Gay/Straight Alliance group at Pendleton Heights High School must be treated in the same manner that all other student groups are treated.,” said the ACLU of Indiana in an emailed statement. We hope that public schools throughout the state will take notice and forgo future challenges by providing equal treatment to all student groups.”
A judge agreed and ruled this week that the school lets other clubs use these resources and the gay/Straight Alliance should be given that same access.