Yes, well any discriminatory language if possible, but since this is a hot button issue, I think focus on this language would be beneficial.
Students can get suspended for racist comments, so where do you draw the line? In my opinion, sexist and homophobic comments should be targeted with the same level of authority as racist ones. No discrimination should be tolerated.
When someone says "That's so gay", it could be really hurtful to people who already have a hard time with discrimination. And Rey shouldn't 'expel' them, that would be crazy, but at least give people a stern warning for needless use of potentially-mean language. And I know this because I'm in middle school.
that's like asking if schools should allow racism and racist remarks in classrooms and in schools. in schools you should be treated equally regardless of your race, age, gender, sexuality, or religion and schools should be obligated to enforce equality.
My school has a "zero tolerance policy" of any sort of homophobic language but people are constantly using gay as a negative term and nothing is done! We've even had a ZeeTee campaign and people have pledged to stop using gay as a derogatory term but a week later, the school stops paying any attention and won't let us wear the ZeeTee wristbands to show our support. More needs to be done to stop homophobic language because at the end of the day, it's bullying.
If everyone who has used the word gay as insult was expelled from my school, there would probably be less than 5 guys left.