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Lesbian student
alleging discrimination seeks up to $1.3 million in
damages

Lesbian student
alleging discrimination seeks up to $1.3 million in
damages

A lesbian student suing her Orange County, California, school district and her high school principal because of alleged discrimination is seeking up to $1.3 million in damages. Charlene Nguon, 18, now a community college student, filed the suit last year after her principal informed her mom that she is gay, the Associated Press reports. "It is a significant impact in one's life to be punished for who you are," said one of Nguon's attorneys, Dan Stormer, during closing arguments in the trial in Santa Ana, Calif., Tuesday. "That stigma never goes away." Nguon claims that she was suspended more than once for hugging and kissing her girlfriend at school, and that her principal outed her to her mom--in a violation of her privacy rights--when explaining why she was being suspended. (The Advocate)

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