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Gay Kids Punished More Than Straight Peers

Gay Kids Punished More Than Straight Peers


Inequality persists in schools, reports a report in the Pediatrics journal, which found that gay children are more severely punished than their straight peers.

The data was culled from two studies -- one in the 1994-1995 academic year and another in a 2001-2002 follow-up -- that queried students from around the country in middle and high school. The report concluded, "Nonheterosexual youth suffer disproportionate educational and criminal-justice punishments that are not explained by greater engagement in illegal or transgressive behaviors."

Read more about the findings here.

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