Schools in Bachmann’s District to Pay Students $750K for Illegal Anti-Gay Policy
Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District, the largest in the state, has agreed to pay more than $750,000 to settle a pair of lawsuits filed on behalf of students who were discriminated against by the district’s illegal anti-gay policy, named the “No Homo Promo” internally.
No Homo Promo, which banned teachers from mentioning homosexuality’s existence in anything other than a negative light, led to no less than six suicides within the district in just two years, the highest number in the nation.
Anoka-Hennepin, now infamous for abuses against LGBT children, makes up a large piece of Michele Bachmann’s congressional district. Administrators sharing Bachmann’s ideology of bigotry toward LGBT children is noteworthy of course as the U.S. Department of Justice has labeled the school’s actions illegal.
A protracted legal battle was widely expected to end in a loss for the school district, and years of legal fees would have cost the county millions. The payout of $750K to the plaintiffs is considered a bargain by most.
But in a bizarre twist of insanity, the lone member of the school board to vote against the settlement, released a statement accusing those who stood up against the schools’ institutionalized bullying of being the real bullies here. “Like a target of bullying, I choose to leave this situation, by resigning, instead of fighting back against the out-of-state bullies.”
Let’s hope this massive disciplinary action against Anoka-Hennepin means things will get better for the remaining 39,000 students in the care of these anti-gay maniacs.
Now that the school district is being forced to pay for its mistakes, do you think things will improve for LGBT students?