School Apologizes For Pulling Gay-Kissing Picture From Yearbook

New Jersey school district officials have issued an apology to student Andre Jackson after they ordered a picture of Jackson and his boyfriend kissing to be blacked out of the high school yearbook.

The district says it regrets the decision and would reissue a clean copy to any student who wants one.

Jackson had paid $150 for a special personal tribute page where the controversial photo appeared. The 18-year-old noted that the yearbook is filled with pictures of heterosexual couples kissing.

The district's assistant superintendent flagged the picture of the two boys because he says he was concerned that the photo could upset parents.


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  • by AE Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 26, 2007 at 04:12 PM
    Why would the principal condone a yearbook that is "filled" with pictures of children kissing each other anyway? Regardless of wether it's two boys, two girls, or one of each!
  • by v Location: cs on Jun 26, 2007 at 02:14 PM
    the kid has a point... why is it ok for one couple to be shown kissing but not another one, i think the school was right in apologizing
  • by DJ Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 26, 2007 at 10:29 AM
    If I was a parent, I would not allow my kid to buy a yearbook. I realize the principals stance was political but morally, he was absolutely correct.
  • by jake Location: colorado springs on Jun 26, 2007 at 08:22 AM
    nice one
  • by DM Location: Co Springs on Jun 26, 2007 at 04:46 AM
    Why should the school apologize? That behavior is inappropriate anyway!
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