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3/7/07: HB236 - Gay Clubs in Utah Schools

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Photo by <a href=\"http://www.flickr.com/photos/therefore/18636595/\" target=\"_blank\">Dean Terry</a>

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah lawmakers are worried about the moral well-being of high school students. This year, they passed a bill that would give school administration broad control over the types of clubs that are formed in schools. The bill is aimed at banning gay-straight alliances, and now sits on the Governor's desk. Opponents are hoping for a veto, arguing that the clubs provide support for teens facing challenging emotional issues. Doug talks to bill sponsor Rep. Aaron Tilton. He's then joined by members of Plan B Theatre Company who are staging "The Alienation Effekt." It's a play that took on the controversy when it first came up in 1996.

  • Visit the Utah State Legislature HB236 Bill Page
  • Plan B Theatre Company is restaging The Alienation Effekt March 16 through April 1. For tickets and information, call ArtTix at 355-2787 or click here

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