Settlement Reached in Mo. LGBT Web-Filtering Case

Associated Press
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March 29, 2012

The American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday it has settled a lawsuit with a central Missouri school district whose Internet filtering software was blocking access to nonsexual websites about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.

The ACLU said the Camdenton R-III School District has agreed to stop blocking the sites, submit to monitoring for 18 months to confirm compliance and pay $125,000 in legal fees and costs. Joshua Block, the staff attorney for the ACLU’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project, said the Camdenton school board has approved the consent agreement that was filed with the court Wednesday, where it is awaiting a judge’s signature.