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National Center for Lesbian Rights

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Expensive Reasons Why Safe Schools Legislation is in Your State’s Best Interest

Audience

  • Youth
  • Advocates

This joint publication with NCLR and GLSEN provides an overview of lawsuits brought against school districts for failing to protect students from anti-LGBTQ harassment and discrimination. In all of the cases, the student either prevailed after trial, or achieved a settlement. The school districts paid up to $1.1 million in settlements or judgments and often were required to implement significant policy changes and training programs.

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