Schools move closer to theater policy

Loudoun Times-Mirror
May 31, 2005
By Shannon Sollinger

The School Board committee tasked with crafting a policy that will prevent any student theatrical productions from mentioning homosexuality finished its work May 25. The policy the committee will recommend to the full board – after it is vetted by the School Board attorney – puts responsibility with the school principal for keeping obscenity out of all plays, but does not refer directly to sex of any kind.

The uproar started in February when a student-written and -directed play at Stone Bridge High School dealt with a high school football hero who comes to grips with his homosexuality ““ the play does not suggest that he chooses that sexual orientation. Two male students appear to be about to kiss when the stage goes dark.

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