Saturday, July 01, 2006

California Supreme Court Allows Lesbian to sue Christian School over expulsion

Two young 16 year old girls were expelled last September from the Lutheran school because they violated the school's code of conduct.The principal sent a letter to the parents saying that the girls shared a bond of intimacy that was un-christian, according to the Metropolitan News.

The court denied review of an appeal by the California Lutheran High School Association in a unanimous decision, reported the San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday. The CLHSA had argued that a religious institution could legitimately deny access to homosexual students without contravening California’s anti-discrimination law, the Unruh Act, which prohibits businesses from discriminating based on sexual orientation.

The California Lutheran High School said it was exempt from that law since it was not a business and that regardless, freedom of religion and freedom of association rights would allow it to uphold its religious principles.

The parents filed a complaint against the school, citing several charges including invastion of privacy and discrimination based on sex orientation. They want their expelled in the future.

Linked at Conservative Cat

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