MONTPELIER, August 26, 2002 ( – A state-wide campaign was launched today to advise Vermont school officials about the legal liabilities associated with legitimizing homosexuality in public schools. STARS Vermont, headed by State Representative Nancy Sheltra (R), has obtained the assistance of two California-based public interest law firms who have produced an advisory for schools titled “The Legal Liabilities Associated with Homosexuality Education in Public Schools.”

The participating firms, the United States Justice Foundation of San Diego and the Pro-Family Law Center of Sacramento modeled the document on a report of the same name distributed to schools in Ohio earlier this year by Citizens for Community Values. A California version is scheduled for release in September.

At Representative Sheltra’s request, the legal team in change of this project has drafted a Vermont version of the document.

For more on the project including a link to a student-opt-out form see:


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