‘Suggestive’ note ban could make for tough love on Valentine’s Day

A university policy banning “suggestive” notes could make Valentine’s Day dangerous for some Louisiana students.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) warned in a recent news release that Students at the University of New Orleans may find themselves in the crosshairs of sexual harassment investigations if they aren’t careful about the content of Valentine’s Day cards they distribute.

UNO’s “Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation” policy classifies “sending suggestive or obscene letters, notes or invitations” as an example of “sexual harassment” but, as FIRE notes, does not say that students doing so can only be punished when their behavior meets the Supreme Court-established legal standard.

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