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Florida students win in yearbook disagreement over ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

The principal at Lyman High School says one yearbook page is out of compliance with school board policy. (WESH, MADISON KOESLER, CNN)
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 3:11 AM PDT|Updated: May. 11, 2022 at 6:42 AM PDT
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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Students at a central Florida high school are declaring victory after taking their protest to their school board over plans to censor a yearbook page showing a student walkout against the state’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law, also known as the “Parental Rights in Education” law.

Seminole County School Board members listened to them and agreed to leave their photos of rainbow flags unobscured.

The board overruled the superintendent and voted to add a small sticker clarifying that Lymon High School didn’t endorse their walkout.

One board member called the censorship plan ridiculous, and several offered to pay for the fix out of their own pockets.

The students are now expected to get their yearbooks after all this week.

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