Wednesday, April 15, 2009

ACLU .........

ACLU asks schools to stop blocking gay Web sites

April 15, 2009 11:35 EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union has asked public school officials in Tennessee to stop blocking students' access to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Web sites on school computers.The organization said in a release Wednesday said as many as 80 percent of public school districts, including Knox County and Metro Nashville schools, may be restricting access to non-sexual sites that offer educational and political information about issues such as gay marriage or groups such as the Human Rights Campaign.The letter asks the districts and schools who use filtering software provided by Education Networks of America to stop blocking sites designated as "LGBT" or the ACLU will file a lawsuit.Tennessee state law only requires schools to use filtering software to restrict information that is obscene or harmful to minors.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, BJ... I'm not surprised though. The ACLU is ruining everything in this country.

    Did you get to the Tea Party today? We did not--but wanted to. We are leaving early in the morning for Texas --and just had too much to do today. BUT--I watched alot of it on Fox today.