Local Groups Protest For Gay Rights - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/11/04

Local Groups Protest For Gay Rights

Dozens of people stood on the front steps of the Lubbock County Courthouse Thursday afternoon in support of gay and lesbian youth in Texas.

The rally was organized by several local groups in response to the ruling issued by federal judge Sam Cummings last week. In a lawsuit brought forth by the Gay-Straight Alliance, he ruled in favor of the Lubbock Independent School District which banned the group from holding meetings on campus. Protestors say they don't approve.

"I feel that students should be given an opportunity to meet together especially if they can get help from their families or if their families don't understand it, they can ban together," said Matthew with Rainbow Project.

The Gay-Straight Alliance has not announced whether or not they will appeal the ruling.

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