Students Protest VA Attorney General’s Proposal

Ken  It didn't take long for the backlash to build against Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's suggestion to put an end to anti-discrimination policies for gays and lesbians in the state's public colleges. Students all over the state are protesting the AG and the content of the letter he released on Friday. Virginia Tech's student government president says he has "never gotten so many e-mails from students wanting to do something." Naturally, they're doing it via social networking sites:

Facebook sites have been set up here and here. Queer & Allied Activism of The University of Virginia, is urging people to express their concern on Cuccinelli's Twitter and Facebook pages.


  1. Steve says

    Ahhh, this conundrum. While, in theory, I agree that anti-discrimination policies shouldn’t exist (keep reading please, don’t go ballistic) that would only work in an ideal society where the letter of the law is followed and every person, regardless of their differences, who shares citizenship in the United States is treated the same. This is not the world we live in. The fact is, there are still people in the world that will look at someone and judge them because of their differences. These anti-discrimination policies help keep these people in check.

    Until the world changes, they need to stay in place. I look forward to the day when they can be rescinded, but it is not today.

  2. Steve says

    If I understand correctly, AG Cuccinelli claims that the universities do not have legal authority to make personnel policy, or to enter into contracts for faculty or staff services.

    If that is the case, then they do not have the authority to make personnel policy, or to enter into those contracts. Hence, the university cannot retain faculty, and cannot offer courses because they lack faculty. Further, the university must also surrender its accreditation. Because it has no faculty and no staff, it cannot be accredited.

    Of course, the general assembly can prevent the dissolution of the universities only by passing legislation to grant the universities the powers that the AG has recently revoked.

    I wonder how many alumni of those universities will continue to support the party that destroyed the universities.

    This could be quite entertaining. I hope they straighten it out before the next time I need transcripts sent.

  3. Sargon Bighorn says

    Is it a matter of time before this guy is caught with his hands in some guys pants? There has been a pattern with these types of guys as of late.

  4. TribePride says

    As a student at William & Mary, we will NOT tolerate Cuccinelli. We are activating PhoneBanks and other forms of protest, and we are letting the faculty know point-blank that Cuccinelli’s view do NOT reflect the view of the students, nor for this entire generation.