Winston & Strawn Wins Privacy Settlement For Gay Student

By Andrew Strickler (June 6, 2014, 10:34 PM EDT) -- Skye Wyatt was a 16-year-old high school sophomore when she was confronted five years ago by two school softball coaches about her romantic relationship with another girl, outed her to her mother, and kicked off the team.

The experience was devastating for the gay teen, said Winston & Strawn LLP litigation partner Paula Hinton, but after a lengthy pro bono legal battle with her Texas school district it led to a permanent policy change regarding student privacy and better training for teachers and administrators. 

"What happened to this girl was so egregious, I really wanted to work with her and to...

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