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by students in terms of sexual orientation" and
"disclosing attitudes or personal conduct of stu-
dents or members of their families regarding sex-
ual orientation, attitudes or beliefs."
Steven Peterson, the associate executive direc-
tor for the Utah School Boards Association, told
the Senate committee that the legislation isn't
needed because existing rules already cover
school club formation.
"This bill is convoluted, confusing and an
unnecessary encroachment on the board,"
Margaret Plane, legislative director for Utah's
chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union,
also spoke against Buttars' proposal, warning that
it would violate the federal Equal Access Act.
The ACLU sued the Salt Lake City School
Board on behalf of students in the late 1990s,
after the board tried to
ban gay clubs by
allowing only curricu-
lum-based clubs, Plane
said. But federal law
requires schools that
accept federal money
to give equal on-cam-
pus access to non-cur-
The ALCU won the
Plane also said the
definitions of human sexuality in SB97 would
violate federal law.
"The federal courts have ruled that gay-
straight alliances are not focused on sex," Plane
said. "They are focused on combating unfair
treatment and prejudice."
From Staff and Wire Reports
Former volleyball coach says CSU fired
her because she is lesbian
FRESNO, Calif. — The former volleyball
coach at California State University, Fresno, sued
the school for discrimination, saying her contract
was not renewed because of a perception she was
Lindy Vivas filed suit Feb. 9 in Fresno County
Superior Court seeking unspecified damages
from the CSU's governing Board of Trustees and
10 unidentified defendants. She is the third for-
mer female sports department employee to take
the school to court.
"They don't like stronger women, they don't
like successful women," said Vivas, who worked
at the school for 14 years,: "They don't like
women who speak out."
Scott Johnson, who was athletic director at the
time, said her contract wasn't renewed because
she missed work and her performance was lack-
Former women's basketball coach Stacy
Johnson- Klein and former assistant athletic
director Diane Milutinovich have also filed dis-
crimination complaints against the school.
Victim in attack at gay bar says
paramedics mistreated him
BOSTON — A victim of a teenager's violent
rampage in a :New Bedford gay bar has filed a
complaint with the state alleging he was treated
poorly and abusively by paramedics — treatment
he believes he endured because he's gay.
Robert R. Perry, 52, of Dartmouth, was struck
in the head with a hatchet and shot in the back
when 18-year old Jacob D. Robida attacked
patrons of Puzzles Lounge two weeks ago. Two
other men were injured in an attack police labeled
a hate crime.
In a complaint filed with the Massachusetts
Department of Public Health, Perry says the New
Bedford paramedics took too long transporting
him to the hospital, were physically and verbally
abusive, and shared private information about his
injuries with certain family members without his
Colorado clergy announce opposition to
DENVER — The Colorado Clergy for
Equality in Marriage announced their opposition
Tuesday to a state constitutional amendment that
would define marriage as between one man and
The group of mostly Protestant and Jewish
leaders advocates for full marriage equality for
gays and lesbians.
The marriage amendment, which is expected
to make the November ballot, is being touted in
large part by Bishop Phillip Porter, an African-
American Pentecostal pastor and former chair-
man of the board at Promise Keepers. He is
joined by other evangelical Christians and
The Rev. Phil Campbell, Founder of Colorado
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