Drew, on Jul 28 2003, 02:47 PM, said:
Of course, in the examples being given, we're mixing racial, religious, and sexual identity groups as if the law applied to them all in the same way. Laws require separation where religion is concerned, and forbid it where race is concerned. I don't think the law knows quite what to do with sexual identity groups yet. Is it a matter of choice, like religion? Is it a matter of biology, like race? Is it something completely different?
But whatever it is - creating a school JUST for them discriminates against everyone else.
Just by being a statistical minority, they have a probable chance of being better off than some other schools - in a city where overcrowding is one of the major educational problems - if it works out that they have smaller class size - the case could be made that it was inherently because of the discriminatory nature of the school.
And what happens if a straight student wants to attend? AND - what is this business of kids being allowed to make sexuality a standard for educational choices anyway? Aren't we supposed to be discouraging sexual activity for minors??? (Or is that just my prudishness showing...)
ERG... I just can't agree with this on any level.