According to the Santa Rose Press Democrat, Rebekah Rice was reprimanded in 2003, when she was 15, for an alleged anti-gay slur. Rice is a Mormon, and when fellow students at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, California., taunted her repeatedly with such jeers as, "Do you have 10 moms?" she finally broke, responding, "That’s so gay!" Her parents sued to have the reprimand removed from her record, because the school did nothing to prevent the religious invectives hurled against their daughter. The judge said that being picked on and teased is part of being a teenager, so the reprimand stays. We agree that Rice needs to learn not to retaliate, and that use of "gay" is not appropriate. But the judge needs to learn that what is good for the goose is good for the gander, because, as Randy Cassingham notes, "The message to children: religious discrimination is fine, but using the preferred word of a protected group in a negative way is an intolerable hate crime" (This is True, 5-21-2007).