Skip to comments.Girl can sue school for telling mom she's gay
Posted on 12/03/2005 5:14:42 AM PST by bulldozer
SANTA ANA, Calif. - A federal judge ruled that a lesbian student can sue her school district and her principal for revealing her homosexuality to her mother.
Charlene Nguon, 17, may go forward with her suit claiming violation of privacy rights, U.S. District Judge James V. Selna ruled in a decision dated Nov. 28 and announced Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.
Orange Countys Garden Grove district had argued that Nguon openly kissed and hugged her girlfriend on campus and thus had no expectation of privacy.
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I wonder if a failing student can sue the school for sending a report card home to the parents and revealing that the child is an idiot...
[Charlene Nguon, 17, may go forward with her suit claiming violation of privacy rights, U.S. District Judge James V. Selna]
The fascist left continues it's assault on justice,morality,and God and will one day reap the wind.
When it suits them, the left tries to impart the full constitutional rights to children. At 17 this young woman is nearly an adult in California, but she isn't.
Sorry, but IMO her parents have every right to this information. This girl needs some parental counseling. It may not accomplish much, but she should hear it anyway.
"Mom, I have an idea. There's this dyke at school and I think she has a crush on me. It's gross, but this may work out. How about if I kiss her -- take it easy! Take it easy! -- right in front of a teacher. I bet the school will call you up."
"So, you act all upset! Then I act all upset that I've been "outed"! Stop giggling, mom! Then we sue the school! We get a bunch of money, and then I can go to college!"
"It's so crazy it might work. But we better make sure if your father is OK with this."
Strange as it seems, she has a legit case [and its not easy for me to spit out those words].
From what I gather, the school had no written policy that speaks to public "displays of affection" and there are no "cases" of strait couples being suspended for similar behaviour.
Had the school had a written policy in hand, with evidense that actions were taken with couples in the past? She'd have no case.
I see a quiet settlement in her future.
Her parents apparently are the ones who are upset! The article has the mom complaining that the daughter was in trouble for open lesbo behavior when heteros weren't puninshed.
The person to decide when and how to talk with our family about this should have been my daughter, not her principal, her mother, Crystal Chhun, said in a statement.
District officials have declined to comment on the lawsuit.
The lawsuit also claims discrimination, contending Nguon was suspended several times for ignoring orders from the principal to stop hugging and kissing her girlfriend. Heterosexual couples engaging in similar behavior were not disciplined, the lawsuit contends."
Sounds like a bunch of crap to me.
Public schools are child abuse. Friends don't let their friends abuse children.
Thanks. I don't hit the links very often. I read what can be printed here and comment.
Well you certainly pointed out accurately what the problem is. Good ole mom is more concerned about 'privacy' than muff diving.
My what a great set of priorities.
The real issue is if the school can be "slugmouthed" such that it will no longer disclose to the parents "sexual preference" the that can be used as a basis to not tell a parent of a child is pregnant and is considering or has had an abortion.
Ridiculous. If she did not want her mom to know, then she should not have told the school.
How is it that the school knew if this is a matter of privacy?
I know...the issue is absurd and a sad comment. And BTW....I also overheard Nappy talking on Fox about the issue....I wasnt expressing my personal view....but rather Nappy's....that sounded reasonable and organized.
If she wins the suit I wonder if the judge could set up the settlement something like: If you ever get married or give birth you pay back the school board with interest and penalty plus you get tried for fraud.
I didn't know that minor children had any legal or constitutional expectation of privacy FROM THEIR PARENTS!
Mind you, I said legal or constitutional. A child may feel, rightly, that certain personal activities, at home even, DESERVE some "privacy", but I believe that is a personal matter and not a legal matter, and should be breached by respsonsible parents when they think they have good grounds to do so.