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Yale and ACLU campaign to stop schools’ censorship of web on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender content

The American Civil Liberties Union and Yale Law School are assessing public high school censorship of  LGBT web content by asking students to report instances of censorship.

Reads the release: “Students may not realize that it actually is illegal for their schools to block educational and political content geared toward the LGBT community,” said Joshua Block, staff attorney with the ACLU LGBT Project. “With this initiative, we hope to inform students of their rights, and let them know there is something they can do if their school is engaging in censorship.”

From a American Civil Liberties Union press release, February 15, 2011.

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