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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bentonville High student groups to rally for LGBT protections

Posted By on Thu, May 7, 2015 at 1:52 PM

A coalition of concerned students at Bentonville High School will hold a rally tomorrow near the school, urging school officials to pass an LGBTQ non-discrimination policy to protect teachers. 

A release from organizers says the rally, called "Tigers for Equality," will be held tomorrow, May 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of J and 18th Streets in Bentonville. The release says the rally is being hosted by a coalition of young activists and several school clubs, including the Bentonville High School Gay-Straight Alliance, the Feminist club, and the Young Democrats chapter. The goal, they say, is to launch a local campaign and "to create conversations about equality and fairness in our community." 

"With Bentonville Public School District’s decision to table their anti-discrimination policy until after the Supreme Court rules on the legality of same-sex marriage," they write, "a coalition of concerned students has been formed for the overall purpose of urging the Bentonville Public Schools to take a stand against discrimination."

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