End discrimination against GLBT at Hope Christian Academy School
  • Petitioned NM Federal Delegation, NM PED

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NM Federal Delegation, NM PED

End discrimination against GLBT at Hope Christian Academy School

    1. Jesse Lopez
    2. Petition by

      Jesse Lopez

      Denver, CO

A Christian school in ABQ NM has refused to enroll a student in its pre-K program because his parents are gay

HERE ARE THE FACTS:

The New Mexico Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and “public accommodations.” It also bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

The definition of “public accommodation” in New Mexico was refined recently when the state Court of Appeals ruled that an Albuquerque photo studio had violated the Human Rights Act by refusing to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony.

NM statute allows religious-based organizations to discriminate on that basis, but not if they have a nonprofit status. Hope Christian is a 501-c3 non-profit. 

The school receives federal funding under Title II, which is earmarked for teacher training.

Cited:Child with gay parents can't enroll at school, ABQ Journal Sat, Jul 28

KOAT News Report Link:

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/3-Year-Old-Kept-From-Enrolling-At-Private-School/-/9153728/15691328/-/52xmtvz/-/index.html

Let the Schools Admission Director: gahughes@hcsnm.org

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    • Shawna Lovato ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • about 2 years ago

      Because federal money is being given and the school is clearly discriminating

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    • Sharon Bode ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • about 2 years ago

      Ending hate in schools should be everyone's priority.

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    • Rev. Judy Romero-Oak ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • about 2 years ago

      My sister is Lesbian and I have seen her struggle with Christians. I am a retired pastor, a follower of Jesus, who tells us to love every human being and to help them with their path in life.

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    • Dwayne Moseley ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • about 2 years ago

      The campaigns by the Christian institution to demonize, marginalize and assault gay and lesbian children is contrary to basic human decency and must be countered at every opportunity. Let the Christians apply their dogma of hate to themselves and leave the rest of us alone.

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    • Ala Benson ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • about 2 years ago

      This happened in my city, and I won't tolerate an injustice like this. Gay people, all people, deserve the same rights. Hope Christian Academy doesn't have to like gay people- although the narrow-mindedness we've seen there is very sad- but, they do have to comply with the same laws as every other federally funded school.

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