(INDIANAPOLIS STAR) — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a western Indiana school district seeking to force it to recognize a club for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and those who support them.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Terre Haute contends the North Putnam Community School Corp. in Bainbridge, 35 miles west of Indianapolis, is violating the First Amendment rights of the Gay-Straight Alliance and the three students who are now members. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of those students at North Putnam High School — a senior, a junior and a freshman.
Acting school Superintendent Terry Tippin said Tuesday he’s aware of the lawsuit but said he had no comment. A lawyer for the school didn’t immediately respond to a message.
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