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NC ACLU Warns Charter School Of LGBTQ Discrimination

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A K-12 charter school in Rutherford County is under fire from the North Carolina American Civil Liberties Union after the school suspended all student club activities earlier this month.

Lake Lure Classical Academy suspended its extra-curricular clubs after controversy over a new club that supported lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students. The NC ACLU sent a letter to the schoolalleging the move violates the federal Equal Access Act.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Carolina Public Press managing editor Frank Taylor about the charter school's response.

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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