Tuesday, March 21, 2006

DA: Los Altos council not criminals, just dicks

According to the Los Altos Town Crier's Web site the district attorney's office has dismissed charges that Los Altos City Council members violated the Brown Act in their widely criticized decision in February to pass a resolution banning future proclamations of Gay Pride. (Here's the Merc story from Wednesday).

This means that not only did the rather silly resolution, which can easily be reversed by a future council, earn the town the moniker of Bigotville, USA (scroll down and check out the shirts), but it also conformed to the state's open meeting law.

Congratulations, Los Altos City Council. You're not criminals (so far as we know).

The LAHS Gay Straight Alliance has come a long way since its beginnings in the fall of 1997, when its only media coverage consisted of a scolding by the formerly award-winning student newspaper.

The group had announced its first meeting by posting graphic fliers throughout the halls, which of course were then defaced with even more graphic slurs. Without naming names (or accepting my sister's accusation that I used to be homophobic), let's just say there was a lot of giggling about the recorded interview of the student who founded the group proudly (and loudly) ticking all types of sex that he had experienced with other boys.

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