10. Do students have a legal right to hold hands with their same-gender girlfriend or boyfriend at school?  
There’s no legal right to public displays of affection, but there is a right to equal treatment by staff in a public school. It’s a matter of “equal protection” under the U.S. Constitution that the government cannot have different rules for one group of individuals than for another.
 
a. Yes, if heterosexual couples hold hands at school  
b. No, there’s no legal right to public displays of affection  
c. No, but some districts’ policies protect the right  
d. A and B YES!  
       
     
   
 
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