Expelled Girls Sue Over Invasion of Privacy

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Two 16-year-old girls expelled from a private Lutheran high school because they were alleged to be lesbians have sued the school for invasion of privacy and discrimination.

The lawsuit, filed last week in Riverside County Superior Court, seeks the girls’ reinstatement at California Lutheran High School, unspecified damages and an injunction barring the school from excluding gays and lesbians.

Kirk D. Hanson, co-counsel for the girls, said the expulsion traumatized and humiliated them. Messages left at the school, which is on Christmas break, were not returned.