Skip to comments.Parents Protest 'Homosexual Rights' in Virginia School District (Update)
Posted on 07/26/2002 4:36:38 AM PDT by kattracks
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Nov 27, 2002
Kilgore: Anti-gay discrimination protection not allowed
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) _ Anti-discrimination protection for gays and lesbians should not be added to Fairfax County School Board policies without a change in state law, Virginia Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore said. [Current GOP House and Senate in Richmond will NEVER vote for pro-normalization of homosexuality]
Kilgore told the board in a written opinion that it does not have the authority to add language protecting gays because such a statute does not exist on the state level.
His opinion was in response to a request by Del. Vincent F. Callahan Jr., R-Fairfax, to allow the board to add sexual orientation to its nondiscrimination policies for students and employees. The policy already covers age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status and the handicapped.
But Kilgore said the state's Dillon Rule prohibits local governments from superseding state authority.
"This office previously has concluded that, without enabling legislation, Fairfax County has no authority to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation," Kilgore wrote.
Gay activists decried the opinion and noted that the Arlington and Alexandria school districts have policies barring discrimination against gays, despite the state law. Those measures have not been challenged.
"They want to continue to say that gay people can be discriminated against," said Rhonda Buckner, executive director of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
Fairfax School Board Chairman Stuart C. Gibson said it was unlikely the board would follow the other localities' lead, but said discussion on the issue would continue.
"I think there are ways that the School Board can provide for the general safety of its employees and students without changing state law," Gibson said. "We're not done with this."
The issue was brought before the Fairfax School Board by gay-rights activists last July. Nervous about how a new nondiscrimination policy would be interpreted, and whether it would lead to lawsuits, Gibson sought advice from Callahan and Kilgore.
Sexual orientation is protected in the Fairfax County government's nondiscrimination policy for personnel. But the county has not been able to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, real estate transactions, employment, public accommodations, credit and education.
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Fairfax County Public Schools: Fairfax
Office of the Attorney General: Kilgore
Rhonda Buckner, executive director of the Washington chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, said she was "very, very disappointed" by the decision. ... Buckner said those measures could be as simple as principals telling staff members "that being a gay teacher is okay," she said. "If you know your principal is okay [with it], you're more free to be who you are. Gay kids need role models."
What is the line between a teacher being a "role model" and recruiting new children to the gay "life style?"
[Please note the person quoted above is BUCKNER, never to be confused with Mychele BRICKNER, who, along with Rita Thompson, has been spearheading efforts to protect children from such "role models."]
Yikes. See California schools for where this leads....
Victories in Virginia. It looks like conservatives were motivated to turn out to try and stop the liberal agenda. Moran garnered fewer votes than other incumbents. We in the 8th will keep working to defeat him. Liberals looking to the future should learn by this election and see the light or face extinction.
Dec 01, 2002
Final figures show voter turnout exceeded predictions
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Despite rainy weather and a lack of competitive races, voter turnout on Election Day exceeded expectations, the official canvass by the State Board of Elections shows.
Of the 4.2 million registered voters, 39.4 percent cast ballots for one or more issues on Nov. 5. Election analysts had predicted a turnout of closer to 35 percent.
The two sales-tax referendums in northern Virginia and Hampton Roads apparently helped lure voters. The turnout in two northern Virginia congressional districts, the 8th and 11th, was the highest in the state. Usually, those districts lag.
As usual, county voters turned out in higher numbers than did city voters. The turnout rate in the counties was 40.4 percent. In the cities it was 37.3 percent.
Of the 1.6 million people who voted, almost 1,489,000 cast ballots in the race for the U.S. Senate. Sen. John W. Warner, R-Va., received 1.2 million votes, 82.6 percent of the total, to easily defeat independent Nancy Spannaus for his fifth term in office.
More people cast ballots in the $900 million higher-education and $119 million parks bond-issue referendums than in the Senate race. More than 1.5 million votes were cast in each referendum.
About 1.5 million votes also were cast on two constitutional amendments: one allowing the Virginia Supreme Court to directly consider new DNA evidence that might lead to guilt or innocence, another allowing local governments to grant property tax breaks to nonprofit organizations.
The bond issues and constitutional amendments were all approved.
The final results demonstrate how easily incumbent congressmen coasted to re-election in districts they helped draw.
Of the five candidates who faced major-party opposition, Rep. James P. Moran Jr., D-8th, had the lowest percentage of votes, 59.8 percent.
Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr., R-5th, won with 63.5 percent. Rep. Rick Boucher, D-9th, received 65.8 percent. Rep. Eric I. Cantor, R-7th, received 69.4 percent; and Rep. Frank R. Wolf, R-10th, won 71.7 percent.
The General Assembly draws congressional district boundaries, but the congressmen offer advice.
Ping! (Any of you all heard from C-girl in a while?)
We need to make this topic a campaign issue when we elect school board members. The majority of the Fairfax County Board needs to be kicked off.
2. A good private school
3. A combination of homeschooling and private school classes
Hey - you can't call it that any more! The proper PC term is now "Intergenerational Love". Awwwwwww, now ain't that sweet?
Eh? What's that you said? You say your seven-year old daughter traded her virginity to a 50-year old guy for a bunch of barbie dolls and candy, and also got a full-blown case of AIDS out of the deal? Gee, that's a tough break, buddy, but there's nothing you can do about that kind of thing. After all, like they say, "That's Love!" I mean, hey, you can't fight Love now, can you? It's what makes the world go 'round! "Dat's amooooooooore ....... lala la la"
And she knows how to use it!
Clear discrimination against heterosexuals. Don't give us the truth, we have an agenda here.... Homosexuals are not born homosexuals, they are born children. To create a special law structure to protect a learned behavior will create diversity in the society instead of a society that is diverse.
On Thursday night, the Fairfax County School Board indefinitely postponed a vote on the "sexual orientation" proposal, until it receives guidance from the state attorney general on whether such a vote would be legal under state law.
A clear attempt to halt a vote with law. If it was a question on if it was legal to add something it is appropriate to consult lawyers, but when the question is if a standing law can be voted to be maintained, to block a change by consulting lawyers is a clear attempt to use the law to block opposition to standing law. It then is interference with the right to vote.
It is one thing to try to make homosexuality a favored by law special case, it is another to block the attempts to create new law structures by removing the right to vote from the public by law. Law is suppose to be subject to vote, not vote subject to law. When vote is subject to law over the peoples desires we have tyranny not freedom.
Kudos and a tip of the hat to this board member, so rare to see someone know their limits in the bean counter world.
I can't believe I missed this from the original article.
Note that this sexual deviant teaches the mentally unstable. How many special-ed kids do you think he's molested all ready? New SAD motto "Work with the handicapped, they put up less of a fight"
God Save America (Please)
Absolutely. She's a solid conservative trying to stand firm. I pray she can remain steadfast in the force of the onslaught. People in positions of power who stand up to the militants are usually targetted for some sort of reprisal. She happens to be a black republican which makes her even more interesting. She's a role model for other conservative Christian black women thinking of leaving the Dems due to their support and belief in sexual immorality.
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