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Religious Schools Can Discriminate Against LGBTQ+ Students

How do you feel about religious schools getting public money? Per the Supreme Court’s decision last summer, it’s legal for public money to go to religious schools but is it right? Especially when you find out that there is no state law protecting LGBTQ+ students from discrimination once enrolled in a voucher school. And the federal Title IX law exempts religious institutions from complying with the anti-discrimination law if it runs counter to their religious beliefs. 

Wisconsin Watch reviewed public materials for about one-third of the state’s 373 voucher schools and found that four out of 10 had policies or statements that appeared to target LGBTQ+ students for disparate treatment. Some had explicitly discriminatory policies, such as expelling students for being gay or transgender. 

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