New Mexico high school may disband clubs rather than allow gay-straight alliance

Clovis High School may end all non-curricular clubs rather than allow a gay-straight alliance to form at the eastern New Mexico high school, the American Civil Liberties Union in New Mexico claims. The school superintendent told the Albuquerque Journal that a vote Tuesday night on whether to disband all non-curricular clubs is unrelated to an attempt to form a gay-straight alliance at the school.

The Journal reported:

Under federal law, schools cannot stop such an alliance from forming unless they ban all other activities that aren’t directly tied to a class or other school curriculum. Athletics and other activities sanctioned by the New Mexico Activities Association would be exempt from such a ban.