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2 Fla. students challenge school's gay club ruling

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for two gay students at a north Florida high school told a federal judge they should be allowed to have a Gay-Straight Alliance on campus, while a lawyer for the Nassau County School Board says the group's name is against school policy.

Yulee High School students Hannah Page and Jacob Brock, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, are challenging a decision by the school board which prevents them from having the club which promotes anti-bullying and tolerance toward gays.

School board attorney Frank Sheppard says if the group will change its name, it could meet on campus.

Judge Henry Lee Adams says he will quickly rule on the student's request to allow them to meet while the case makes its way to trial.


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