Friday, March 5, 2010

Virginia AG opines that public universities should be prohibited from including LGBT anti-discrimination policies

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"It is my advice that the law and public policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia prohibit a college or university from including ’sexual orientation,’ ‘gender identity,’ ‘gender expression,’ or like classification as a protected class within its non-discrimination policy absent specific authorization from the General Assembly.”

So writes Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli, II, in a letter to Presidents, Rectors, and Visitors of Virginia's Public Universities.  WaPo story here; Think Progress here.


UPDATE: The Governor has issued a "directive" that takes a contrary approach; WaPo story here and analysis here.

RR

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