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Mormons dissent from ruling about homosexual teacher (Poll finds dissent over Weaver ruling)

Summarized by Kent Larsen

Poll finds dissent over Weaver ruling
Deseret News 30Dec98
By Jeffrey P. Haney: Deseret News staff writer

After a ruling by a federal judge that the Nebo School District violated teacher Wendy Weaver's constitutional rights, a poll indicated that residents of Utah County, where the school district is located, disagree with the decision. 87 percent of the county is Mormon.

Weaver, with the help of the ACLU, filed suit when the school district ordered her not to discuss her sexual orientation and denied her a volleyball coaching job. The school district had learned of Weaver's "marital-like" relationship with another woman.

U.S. District Senior Judge Bruce Jenkins ruled in Weaver's favor on all claims and ordered the school district to remove references from her personnel file, to offer Weaver the coaching job and to pay her $1,500 in damages.

In spite of the ruling, the poll found that county residents disagreed with the ruling 52 percent to 38 percent. 10 percent were undecided.

Meanwhile, Weaver has been sued by local citizens and the ACLU is helping in her defense. Nebo school district has decided not to file an appeal.

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