Cuccinelli's Gay Rights Stance Angers Virginia Students

Cuccinelli's Gay Rights Stance Angers Virginia Students

Just because Ken Cuccinelli released his letter stating that colleges cannot protect gay employees from discrimination the day spring break began on many Virginia campuses doesn't mean it's getting past students unnoticed.

More than 3,000 people have joined one Facebook page titled, "WE DON'T WANT DISCRIMINATION IN OUR STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES!" Nearly 900 people have joined another page started by activists at the College of William and Mary.

The University of Virginia group Queer & Allied Activism has launched a social media campaign, urging students to protest on Cuccinelli's Facebook and Twitter pages, and to sign a petition organized by the group Equality Virginia.

According to The College of William and Mary's student newspaper, The Flat Hat, the school recently reapproved its anti-discrimination policy protecting transgendered, gender-neutral and transsexual employees and students. William and Mary spokesman Brian Whitson told the Flat Hat that "With or without the clarification, William and Mary does not discriminate or harass anyone because of their sex, gender identity or sexual orientation."

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