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ACLU sues Missouri school district for blocking LGBT sites

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As well they should. The ACLU goes after a school district who is unconstitutionally blocking their students from accessing LGBT sites.

"That has nothing to do with sexually explicit material," Tony Rothert, legal director for the ACLU of Eastern Missouri, told

The groups represented by ACLU are Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG); Dignity USA; the Matthew Shepard Foundation; and Campus Pride. The suit is part of a campaign by ACLU to pressure school districts to loosen their filtering software.

The ACLU initially approached the district after receiving complaints that it was blocking LGBT websites. In a May letter to the ACLU in Eastern Missouri, the school system confirmed that while it "does not explicitly block" LGBT categories, several gay advocacy sites were blocked under the category of "sexuality."
I recently became a regular supporter, or guardian contributor, of the ACLU by becoming a regular monthly contributor. I can't afford to give a lot, but the work they do is just too important to not give to this important organization. Every little bit helps them pay the attorneys that work to protect our constitutional rights.

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