ERIC Number: EJ856851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
A Pathway to Equality for Queer-Friendly Student Groups in U.S. Public Schools
Robinson, Malila N.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v6 n2-3 p325-327 2009
This brief discusses the Equal Access Act of 1984 and the clarifications set out in the 1990 case of "Board of Education of the Westside Community Schools v. Mergens", as to the protections afforded to queer-friendly student clubs and organizations in public schools. The brief also touches on why these queer-friendly clubs and organizations are critical in protecting and empowering queer students.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Clubs, Student Organizations, Federal Legislation, Homosexuality, Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access Act 1984