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Tweak in FL state bill could thwart proposed gay-straight middle school group

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The Orlando Sentinel
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April 18, 2013

Just when supporters thought they had won their battle to start a gay-straight club at a Leesburg middle school, a small change in state law could alter their plans.

Bayli Silberstein, an openly bisexual eighth-grader, is leading the effort to start the club at Carver Middle School to prevent the bullying of gay students. But a little-noticed tweak in a sweeping education bill expected to become law muddles which grades are protected by a federal law prohibiting discrimination against school clubs.