INDIANPOLIS -- A gay-rights advocacy organization has filed a complaint on behalf of a Southport High School student who was beaten, his mother says, because he is gay.
David Stevens, director of GetEqual IN, said the action was taken against Perry Township Schools because the teen was denied “access to a hostile-free education.” The complaint was filed Thursday with the Indianapolis Office of Equal Opportunity.
The teen’s mother, Sunshyne Reffett, said in an earlier interview with The Indianapolis Star that a sophomore football player had been taunting her son, a junior, for months because of his sexuality. Reffett said the sophomore punched and choked her son Aug. 15 on a school bus.
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