Mary Bauer, sixth from left, and Sam Wolfe, third from right, both with the Southern Poverty Law Center, walk to the podium with plaintiffs before a during a news conference announcing a lawsuit ... more 
Mary Bauer, sixth from left, and Sam Wolfe, third from right, both with the Southern Poverty Law Center, walk to the podium with plaintiffs before a during a news conference announcing a lawsuit against the Anoka-Hennepin school district on Thursday, July 21, 2011 in Champlin, Minn. .Several current and former students are suing Minnesota's largest school district, saying its policy requiring staff to remain neutral when sexual orientation is discussed in the classroom prevents teachers from effectively protecting kids perceived as gay from bullying and harassment. The five plaintiffs contend the Anoka-Hennepin School District failed to protect them from severe bullying and harassment, including physical abuse and verbal slurs. Three of the plaintiffs identify themselves as gay or bisexual and two do not. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Star Tribune, David Joles
Thu, Jul 21, 2011 4:40 PM EDT