Lawyer to discuss gay rights

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    By CARMEN DURLAN

    A lawyer who represents the Salt Lake School District will discuss gay rights clubs, graduation songs and prayers today at 11 a.m. in 206 JRCB.

    Byron Fisher, a partner at Fabian & Clendenin, a law firm in Salt Lake City, provides legal counsel for the boards and administrations of seven school districts, including Salt Lake, Granite, Ogden and Weber.

    Fisher said he counsels school districts in the legal issues of public education and gives available legal alternatives in making decisions.

    Fisher’s visit is being sponsored by the Federalist Society. Amanda Dalton, publicity chair for the Federalist Society, said Fisher is incredibly qualified to speak on the issues.

    “We are lucky to have him here,” Dalton said. “The topic is very timely and these issues will continue to come up.”

    Fisher graduated from BYU in 1961 with a B.A. in political science and he received a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 1964.

    Fisher also teaches an education law seminar at BYU. Fisher said he incorporates experiences from being a school lawyer into his collegiate teaching.

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