Judge: No Money for Girl who Sued Over Saying "That's so Gay"

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Santa Rosa, Calif. (AP) A California high school student who sued after being disciplined, then ridiculed, for using the phrase “that's so gay'' has lost in court.

Rebekah Rice sought monetary damages for her experience at Maria Carillo High School in Santa Rosa.

The judge says she sympathizes with Rice but that her lawyers did not prove that school officials violated any laws or singled her out for punishment. The judge says being unfairly punished or taunted is what teen-agers have to endure as they become adults.

Some people use the phrase “that's so gay'' to mean “stupid'' or “uncool.'' in Rice's case, she used it in response to other students who asked her rude questions about her Mormon upbringing.

A teacher sent Rice to the principal's office and put a note in her school file.


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