Monthly Archives: January 2012

No protected classes?

For years the line has been ‘no protected classes,’ and the first thing they throw in — very secretly — was a very protected class, and limited them from repercussions of their own actions. No protected classes, indeed. It’s important … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On exceptions to “all”

Students, all students, should feel safe at school. All students should be protected from bullying. Comedian Keith Deltano demonstrates that the interpretation of “all” can carry exceptions, and that those exceptions can be made invisible through omission. In October 2011, Deltano … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Commentary, News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Any reason”

Here’s an interesting bill introduced by Delegate Jim LeMunyon (R-67): (HB 613) Public employment; nondiscrimination. Prohibits discrimination in public employment based on race, color, religion, political affiliation, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other reason except reasons related to … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, News | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

What’s the matter with Tennessee?

Good Lord, is Tennessee Rep. Richard Floyd (R-Some Other Planet) as dumb as he appears? The man introduced a bill that would require everyone to use public restrooms that “match” the gender they were assigned at birth – as opposed … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The first priority of the new School Board: sneer at human rights

The very first action taken by the newly elected Loudoun County School Board was this: Regarding the Virginia Human Rights Act: “I move to amend the Board’s previously adopted Legislative Program by removing the recommendation to expand the protected classifications … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

What the anti-gay sociopaths have wrought

Rob Tisinai of Waking Up Now posted this video back in 2010 demonstrating that the pending Ugandan “Kill the Gays” bill is actually much, much worse than we knew. The bill is constructed in such a way that its language … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Events, News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Yes, Virginia, it IS possible to do the right thing

Once again our activist Attorney General has offered his advice to a Virginia agency, only to be politely told “thanks, but no thanks.” From the Washington Post: The board that oversees Virginia’s juvenile correctional facilities agreed Tuesday, for a second … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments