A charter school in North Carolina has temporarily suspended all clubs just to prevent an LGBT student group from meeting.
It’s happening at Lake Lure Classical Academy (a charter school that receives taxpayer funding), where students formed a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Club, something they have every right to do.
They have that right because of the Equal Access Act, which has been in effect for decades now. The EAA says that if a public high school allows any extra-curricular clubs, then administrators must allow all of them (within reason). While it was initially a way to get Christian clubs in schools, it has been used to defend Gay-Straight Alliances and Secular Student Alliance groups as well.