Oregon school district accused of forcing LGBTQ student to read Bible as punishment

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COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon school district is accused of forcing students to read Bible passages as a form of punishment, among other accusations.

The Coos Bay World reported Tuesday that the North Bend School District initially denied the claim, but the building administrator later acknowledged in an interview with state education officials that he demanded Bible reading for punishment.

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Arkansas school district plans discrimination protections

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Bentonville School District leaders have asked the superintendent to draft an anti-discrimination policy that protects sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and veterans.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the change would emulate the University of Arkansas and area employers. The district already protects employees on the basis of race, religion, gender and other criteria.

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