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ACLU demands Newberg school board retract flag ban or 'see them in court'

KATU Portland logo KATU Portland 8/30/2021 KATU Staff
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The ACLU is threatening legal action against the Newberg School District.

More than two weeks ago, the school board voted to only allow American and Oregon flags on school buildings, banning Pride and Black Lives Matter flags.

Now the ACLU of Oregon is demanding an immediate retraction of the ban.

They say these flags are protected speech and schools are legally obligated to make sure Black and LGBTQ+ students and staff are welcomed.

"If the Newberg School Board continues to violate the United States and Oregon constitutions, as well as other state and federal laws, we will see them in court,” the ACLU said.

KATU news reached out to the district. It said it didn’t have any comment at this time.

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