Will a girl-girl kiss cost a Christian school $1 million?

A private school in Georgia defends its decision to expel a student for "sexual immorality."

Published January 14, 2006 12:33AM (EST)

A kiss is not just a kiss at Covenant Christian Academy in Loganville, Ga., even if it takes places off campus.

The private school is now defending its decision to expel a female student for kissing another girl at a slumber party last April, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday: "In court documents filed Jan. 4, attorneys for Covenant Christian Academy in Loganville say the school has a constitutional right to expel students for 'sexual immorality.'" Jessica Bradley, a ninth-grader with a 3.5 grade-point average before she was expelled, and her father are seeking $1 million in damages from the school for invasion of privacy and breach of contract.

Broadsheet hopes that Bradley has heard of 17-year-old Charlene Nguon in Orange County, Calif., so she'll know she's not alone. Nguon's suing her school district and her principal for outing her as a lesbian to her mom.

By Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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