Public Dollars, Private Discrimination: Protecting LGBT Students from School Voucher Discrimination


More than a dozen states operate school voucher programs, which allow parents to apply state tax dollars to their children’s private school tuition. Many schools that participate in voucher programs are affiliated with religions that disapprove of homosexuality. As such, voucher-accepting schools across the country have admissions policies that discriminate against LGBT students and students with LGBT parents. Little recourse exists for students who suffer discrimination at the hands of voucheraccepting schools.

Originally published in Fordham Law Review - Volume 87, Issue 3.

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