Cali Gay Site Censoring At School Scrapped


A harsh school internet software filter in California will now be re-edited to stop censoring gay content.


IT company Lightspeed made the announcement yesterday, after the American Civil Liberties Union claimed it was doing a disservice to gay students. 

It became apparent earlier this year that the  company’s overly-sensitive filter was accidentally blocking access to non-sexual gay sites such as the Gay Straight Alliance Network, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and the official website for the annual Day of Silence to protest anti-LGBT bullying.

Legal action was muted and media attention mounted and then yesterday the computer company vowed to amend the filter’s design to allow students to access non-sexual gay sites.

"Lightspeed Systems should be commended for responding quickly and responsibly to fix a problem that we have seen in school districts across the county," Joshua Block, staff attorney with the ACLU LGBT Project, told the media.

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