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The Department of Justice has filed federal civil rights lawsuit against Michele Bachman’s home Anoka-Hennepin School District alleging that the district violated students’ constitutional rights, as well as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Education Amendments of 1972.

Metro Weekly reports that the DOJ complaint lays out the findings of its investigation, which was conducted with the Department of Education that found in October 2010, the Department of Education sent a letter to schools detailing their obligations under federal law to protect LGBT students from sexual harassment and gender-based harassment resulting from sex stereotypes. and using examples of discriminatory treatment faced by 10 students in Anoka-Hennepin the DOJ’s  concluded that , “The school and District officials with authority to address the sex-based harassment knew or should have known about the harassment [the students] experience”and “often, District personnel ignored these sex-based harassment allegations,”

You can read the full story at MetroWeekly by clicking HERE.

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