A small town Minnesota school has become a center of controversy because of a LGBT pride flag hanging in its cafeteria. Following several weeks of parental and community concern, packed school board meetings, and student anxiety, [Illinois headquartered] Thomas More Society attorneys have requested an array of formal documents from school officials to investigate how policies may have been violated in this scenario.
Marshall Middle School in Marshall, Minnesota, serves 679 students in grades 5 to 8. The rainbow pride flag, which is used to represent people who have chosen a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender lifestyle, hangs in the school’s cafeteria alongside the United States flag and a variety of international flags.
A student-circulated petition opposing the LGBT flag and requests to display other flags offered by the school population were not welcomed by the administration.