Thursday, April 22, 2004

It's contagious

Aack! Another school district, another school board, more controversy over the state anti-discrimination law. Shelli at Painfully cool has the details and the article.
    Lauren Clay tells her daughter that three Westminster School District board members are heroes for successfully defending the rights of families in a battle against the state.

    "Politicians tried to impose their liberal agendas on our families and these women would not accept it," said Clay, a Johnson Middle School parent. "In my mind, and the minds of many parents, these women are great role models."
And more:
    One member of the Orange Unified school board has called for a public hearing before his district considers amending its anti-discrimination policy. "In light of everything that has gone on in Westminster, we need to better understand what we plan to change in our policy and what our community has to say about it," said Orange school board member Rick Ledesma."

    "The state definition stems from the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000, which was adopted to curb discrimination against gay, lesbian, transsexual, transgender and bisexual students and employees in public schools."

    "I cannot believe that (some parents) were more concerned about the money than they were their own children," Lopez said. "Society has become so focused on tolerance for homosexuals that they forget about morals."