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February 24, 1996 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of students walked out of school Friday and some marched on the state Capitol to protest a ban on extracurricular clubs that is aimed at preventing students from having gay-lesbian support groups. The demonstrations were peaceful, but a 14-year-old girl was seriously injured when she was hit by a car on her way to the Capitol.
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February 24, 1996 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of students walked out of school Friday and some marched on the state Capitol to protest a ban on extracurricular clubs that is aimed at preventing students from having gay-lesbian support groups. The demonstrations were peaceful, but a 14-year-old girl was seriously injured when she was hit by a car on her way to the Capitol.
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February 22, 1996 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Gay/Straight Alliance, a gay and lesbian high school club formed at a downtown campus here, has taken pride in helping youths struggling with their sexual identity to support each other. "Going to high school when you are gay or lesbian is a miserable, lonely experience," said 17-year-old Kelli Peterson, who founded the club at East High School in December. "I know, I've been beat up twice." But on Tuesday, the Salt Lake City Board of Education voted to squash the club.
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February 22, 1996 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Gay/Straight Alliance, a gay and lesbian high school club formed at a downtown campus here, has taken pride in helping youths struggling with their sexual identity to support each other. "Going to high school when you are gay or lesbian is a miserable, lonely experience," said 17-year-old Kelli Peterson, who founded the club at East High School in December. "I know, I've been beat up twice." But on Tuesday, the Salt Lake City Board of Education voted to squash the club.
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