BALTIMORE — A Maryland education panel has voted to rescind taxpayer-funded vouchers for a school whose handbook outlines discriminatory policies against gay, lesbian and transgender students.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the state advisory panel for Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today voted Wednesday to disqualify the school from receiving public funds.

The vote means Trinity Lutheran Christian School in Joppa will not get any more scholarship money this year.

School officials could not be reached for comment.

The school’s handbook says it reserves the right to refuse admission or discontinue enrollment of a student who is “living in, condoning or practicing homosexual lifestyle or alternative gender identity; promoting such practices or otherwise having the inability to support” the moral principles of the school.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com