Wisconsin School Board Approves Gay-Straight Alliance After Lawsuit Threat

On Monday, in a 4-3 vote, the West Bend School Board decided “to sanction a Gay-Straight Alliance student club at East and West high schools, rescinding an earlier decision to deny the group.” The initial decision prompted a student lawsuit, which alleges that “board members violated a federal law that forbids schools from denying access to their facilities based on an organization’s beliefs.” The board made the group’s approval contingent on the federal lawsuit being dropped.