Virginia’s Republican Attorney General, Kenneth Cuccinelli, dropped a big one regarding collegiate discrimination onto “gay-rights” activists and other Democrats. On Thursday, he sent a letter to state college presidents and other officials, loaded with these words: (Please brace yourselves)
“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 nondiscrimination policy, absent specific authorization from the General Assembly.”
Once this letter was lead aloud at colleges across Virginia, there was a sudden spike in Cosmopolitan consumption, and lengthy text-messages about bigotry, hatred, and questions about who’s gonna look **Stunniiiiiing!**, at Sunday night’s Oscars.
Jon Blair, CEO of the “gay rights” group Equality Viagina, said that Cuccinelli’s “radical actions are putting Virginia at risk of losing both top students and faculty, and discouraging prospective ones from coming here.” It is common knowledge that homosexuals and higher education go hand-in-hand. Apparently if Cuccinelli doesn’t stop discriminating against anti-discrimination, the fine colleges of Virginia will suddenly be devoid of talent and homosexuality.
Cuccinelli goes on to say that his letter merely stated Virginia law, which prohibits discrimination because of “race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, or disability,” but “sexual orientation” is strangely off that list.
In regard to criticisms of this letter, Cuccinelli remarks that:
“None of them suggest our reading of the law is wrong. It’s people who don’t like the policy speaking up because it’s their opportunity to go on the attack.”
The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia legal director Rebecca Glenberg said colleges are bound by U.S. Supreme Court decisions not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
A spokesman for the Family Foundation of Virginia, which has opposed expanding state anti-discrimination policies to protect gays, said the criticism of Cuccinelli’s action is unwarranted.
“My understanding is all he’s done is essentially ask the universities to follow the law,” spokesman Chris Freund said. “It’s a little perplexing to see people respond the way they have.”
OMG! You mean that this horrid and hateful man asked people to, gasp!, obey the law that is already written? Someone fetch me a fainting pillow, quickly!
And so goes the continuing saga of the relentless pursuit of equality based on social acknowledgment and forced acceptance of a lifestyle choice that is made by a small percentage of Americans. Someday you’ll break free from the thumb of oppression and bigotry, and all your rights to choose homosexuality will be defended, and your entitlements will be even bigger and better than ever!
Until then, I’ll be watching the Oscars for the eye-candy.