"During its official opening day orders Monday, the
Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a Michigan school district
which was seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parents of a
student who was being repeatedly harassed as a 'queer' and 'faggot.'
The 6th Circuit federal appeals court ruled in January that the case, Hudson Area Schools v. Patterson, should proceed to trial…The Supreme Court also refused Monday to hear an
appeal from an Episcopal Church in Los Angeles that sought to break
away from the national denomination because the denomination allowed
the consecration of a gay bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire."
The former case will now be heard in a district court in Detroit, and the decision regarding the second case leaves a California Supreme Court ruling intact: "The St. James parish in the diocese of Los Angeles
separated from the denomination in 2003 and tried to take church
property with them. But the denomination fought the parish’s efforts to
take the property, and the California Supreme Court agreed."