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End discrimination against GLBT at Hope Christian Academy School

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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  • NM Federal Delegation, NM PED


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