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U.S. appeals court favors gay-straight club at Florida school

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A federal appeals court has ruled that students at a Florida middle school have the right to form a gay-straight alliance club. The decision Tuesday by the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came after the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida appealed a previous judge’s decision that school officials could deny the club recognition. The court’s reversal opinion found the club should have equal access to use school facilities as other extra-curricular clubs. The case began in 2013…

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