SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - LGBT-rights groups are settling a lawsuit after Utah repealed a law restricting talk about homosexuality in classrooms.
National Center for Lesbian Rights attorney Christopher Stoll said Friday they're thankful lawmakers ended the rules banning "advocacy of homosexuality" that created a culture of silence for LGBT students.
He says the Utah case sets the stage for challenging similar laws in states like Arizona, Alabama and Texas.
The Utah Attorney General's Office declined immediate comment.
The 2001 law was originally aimed at sex-education, but had also been cited when a book about lesbian mothers was pulled from a school-library shelf.
The plaintiffs also said it blocked teachers from protecting a 7-year-old boy from bullies because they couldn't say it was OK to be gay. Those claims were resolved in the settlement.
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