Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The First Amendment Center

Why should schools present ex-gay information?

 

Schools that address the issue of sexual orientation must present all of the facts in a fair and balanced manner.  According to Public Schools and Sexual Orientation Consensus Guidelines, school officials are urged to include the viewpoints of all participants, including ex-gays and their supporters, in order to develop policies that promote fairness for all.  Actions by educators to exclude some views merely because they disagree with them constitute viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment.  Therefore, the ex-gay viewpoint in public schools is protected by the First Amendment and should be heard.  These guidelines are endorsed by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), American Association of School Administrators, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the First Amendment Center. In addition, the National Educators Association (NEA) Ex-Gay Educators Caucus endorses ex-gay equal access to schools. 

 

 

 

 

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