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Watch: VA Lawmaker, Educator Speak Out Against Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's Anti-Gay Advisory

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Yesterday I reported that Virginia Delegates Ken Plum and David Englin had spoken out on the House floor against Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's recent advice to the state's public colleges and universities to rescind discrimination protections for gays.

Watch Englin's speech, AFTER THE JUMP...

Reveley  In related news, William & Mary President Taylor Reveley sent out a message to his college community saying their would be no discrimination on campus:

"For now, let’s be clear that William & Mary neither discriminates against people nor tolerates discrimination on our campus. Those of us at W&M insist that members of our campus community be people of integrity who have both the capacity to meet their responsibilities to the university and the willingness to engage others with civility and respect. We do not insist, however, that members of our community possess any other particular characteristics, whether denominated in race, religion, nationality, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other of the myriad personal characteristics that differentiate human beings. We certainly do not discriminate against people on such grounds, or tolerate discrimination against them. This is the way we live our lives together at William & Mary, because we believe this is the way we should live our lives together. This is not going to change."

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  1. I go to W&M and if they started discriminating against gays, half the student body and several professors would have to leave. I'm really glad to see Reveley speak out against Cuccinelli's hateful practices though.

    Posted by: htfaul | Mar 10, 2010 12:55:58 PM


  2. As both a William and Mary alum and a constituent of Del. Englin, I am so proud of those who represent me. Go Tribe!

    Posted by: Billy | Mar 10, 2010 1:10:20 PM


  3. another W & M alum here...
    and very proud of the school and its community.

    Posted by: andrew | Mar 10, 2010 1:18:01 PM


  4. GRAMMAR NAZI!

    "In related news, William & Mary President Taylor Reveley sent out a message to his college community saying their would be no discrimination on campus:"

    Should be "saying THERE would be no discrimination on campus:" (Caps optional)

    ;-)
    Sorry...

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Mar 10, 2010 1:30:43 PM


  5. Another proud W&M alum here -- very pleased (and unsurprised) to see our leadership doing the right thing.

    Posted by: Dan | Mar 10, 2010 1:50:34 PM


  6. Sorry folks but the reality is, it does not matter one bit what the president of William and Mary, or any other state institution, says. If, for example, the Registrar at a university has a staff member who is gay, the Registrar can still fire that person. And the gay person will have no way to appeal that decision. This has happened EVEN WITH the Executive order under democratic governors in Virginia. In 2006, a state employee at the Museum of Natural History was terminated for being gay. That employee challenged his firing based on the governor's executive order and LOST his case. You people need to educate yourselves about the state you live in, and then ask yourselves why you continue to pay taxes in a state that actively discriminates against you. After living there for 15 years my partner and I had enough and relocated and got LEGALLY MARRIED in our current state. Its a much better world outside the little slice of hell known as Virginia.

    Posted by: Mark | Mar 10, 2010 4:58:58 PM


  7. Though this statement seems to be prepared for anything, I appreciate the sentiment that discrimination would never be tolerated. Reveley is a great school president, and I'm proud to be a William and Mary student.

    Posted by: TribePride | Mar 11, 2010 1:18:54 AM


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