Student Civil Rights

Today, a Sacramento Superior Court dismissed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate SB 777, the California Student Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination against students on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, and sexual orientation. The lawsuit was brought by a right-wing group that specifically objected to protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. The court held that the plaintiffs had failed to show any way in which the statute was even allegedly...


(Sacramento, CA, March 19, 2009)—Civil rights groups representing thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Californians filed a friend-of- the-court brief on Wednesday in support of Attorney General Jerry Brown’s request to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to invalidate SB 777, the Student Civil Rights Act. The amicus brief by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Lambda Legal, the Transgender Law Center, Equality California, and Gay Straight Alliance Network (GSA...