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Mom sues school for outing child's sexual orientation

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - A student's sexual orientation is the center of a lawsuit filed by the parent of a Kilgore High school senior.

Monday, the Texas Civil Rights Project filed a suit with the U.S. District Court in Tyler on behalf of the mother of a student at the school. The parent claims her daughter was pressured to disclose her sexual orientation nearly two years ago.  

Listed in the suit are the Kilgore Independent School District and several faculty members.

The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages and a court order to stop KISD faculty from "compromising students' privacy and subjecting them to the unnecessary risk of harassment and trauma by disclosing their sexual orientation without consent."

According to a press release, the KHS teachers acted improperly in the way they informed the mother of her 17-year-old daughter's sexual orientation. The student claims she was questioned by the teachers about her sexuality when she was a sophomore in March, 2009. 

KLTV speaks to both the mom and daughter tonight at 6.

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