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North Carolina Charter School Bill Drops Protections For LGBT Students

Last Friday, new legislation was approved by the North Carolina House of Representatives that fails to provide protections for LGBTI students at charter schools run by for-profit management companies, reports NC Policy Watch.  

220px-Marcus_BrandonSenate Bill 793 prevents charter schools from discriminating on the basis of “ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability” but fails to provide specific protections for LGBT students.

The bill, which also allows charter schools to keep employees’ salaries secret, included protections for LGBT students in earlier versions.

Democrat Rep. Marcus Brandon, who is the only openly LGBT member of the North Carolina General Assembly, had argued that the LGBT community is not a protected class in North Carolina.  This prompted the need for a previous amendment that drew on language from federal law, which was eventually stripped in a conference committee.

The Senate must act on the bill before it goes to the Governor.

Last month, during a debate on Senate Bill 793, North Carolina Republican Representative Paul Stam compared pedophilia, incest, masochism and other illegal sexual practices with homosexuality.

 

 

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  1. Looks like Marcus Brandon is a dirty good for nothing quisling for his anti-gay masters. He doesn't deserve to call himself gay. Maybe he should refer to himself as DL instead; that might suit his attitudes more, because DLs certainly aren't a protected class.

    We know the Governor is going to approve the bill just like the North Carolina House of Representatives.

    This will be like India and its re-introduction of 'sodomy' laws. One step forward, three steps back; permanently.

    I guess that means gays in North Carolina with an interest in occupations that require going to charter schools will have to choose ANOTHER career path, rot in the closet and apply anyway, or if possible move to another state (if one can find a state that DOESN'T discriminate against gays at charter schools).

    Posted by: Galbanum | Jul 28, 2014 3:21:06 PM


  2. @galbanum. There is something wrong with you. Not only are you lacking in education, you also seem to be lacking in imagination. In your haste to spew bile and to shame this gentleman (I guess you looked the picture and immediately assumed that he's to blame) , you go for the easiest dig. DL? Really? I ask that you attempt to read the above entry one more time....and this time without the kkk lenses...

    Posted by: pseudoamericano | Jul 28, 2014 4:14:32 PM


  3. @PSEUDOAMERICANO

    There is something wrong with you. Not only are you lacking in education, you also seem to be lacking in imagination. In your haste to spew bile and to shame me (I guess you immediately jumped to conclusions about me when you know NOTHING WHATSOEVER about me), you go for easy attacks. KKK? Really? I ask that you attempt to read my above entry one more time... and this time without the self-congratulatory self-righteous, skewed lense...

    Posted by: Galbanum | Jul 28, 2014 4:36:52 PM


  4. @GALBANUM -

    Marcus Brandon was arguing for keeping protections for LGBT students in the bill. He was saying that the LGBT community is not YET a protected class in NC, but it should be.

    Posted by: jerriblank | Jul 28, 2014 4:40:22 PM


  5. JERRIBLANK - Thanks for clarifying the vaguely written article.

    Wow, imagine - all it took was a little clarification. You didn't even need to attack my education (that no one here can see), my intelligence, my imagination, and you didn't even need to compare me with the KKK of all things to persuade me.

    Who would have thunk it...

    Posted by: Galbanum | Jul 28, 2014 4:44:50 PM


  6. I am not a Christian but there are topics where I agree with Christian groups. Where I agree with Christians is on the dangers of gay/lesbian agenda and there are many non-Christians and even some atheists who agree with Evangelical Christians.

    Homosexual/lesbian conduct is bad for health as smoking is and needs to be marginalized like smoking is.They must abolish sex change maimings. link between childhood sex abuse and adult homosexuality/lesbianism is old science and nothing new. It doesn’t take an expert to know that sex abuse in youth can mess up the mind and cause people to behave in ways they normally wouldn’t.

    With ‘homophobic’, homophobia is telling truths which offend homosexual groups. With what mental health experts say on homosexuality, Mainstream psychology/medicine is not to be trusted on gay/lesbian topic and too many people accept what is said w/o challenging or having doubts. You can pay experts to say things which agree with gay/lesbian agenda and that is has happened with psychology/medicine since 1973-experts can say things to support gay agenda or any agenda. Truth with homosexuality is any ideas, speculations and truths which offend homosexual groups is condemned as homophobia as there’s alot of ideology on this. With repair therapy for homosexuals/lesbians. Repair therapy for gays and lesbians who want to be straight must be available just as repair therapy must be available for a drug junky who wants to become clean. Yes, proof burden is on repair therapists, but if you aren’t going to have repair therapy for homsexuality/lesbianism, then you may as well not have repair therapy for drug junkyism or drunkardism, because it often fails.

    Finally, sex change maimings which is mutilating some1 to make them fake members of opposite sex is comparable to trying to make a man a fake animal because he thinks he is an animal trapped in a human body. Most feminists are not speaking against this. 1 would hope that feminists would oppose the mutilation that happened to Chastity Sun Bono as feminists have spoken against Female Genital Mutilation which happens in some nations. Transexuals are mutilations which no Dr. should take part in, yet most feminists are not condemning this female genital and breast mutilation as what happened to Chastity S. Bono where her healthy breasts were mutilated, dangerous hormone shots and her genitals mutilated.

    Posted by: funinsnow | Jul 28, 2014 5:20:36 PM


  7. ee this video done by an honest homosexual man http://americansfortruth.com/2014/02/13/homosexual-walter-lee-hampton-on-man-boy-sex-gay-pederasty-i-would-not-let-my-teenage-sons-around-gay-men/

    Though it’s repeat it must be said again. A person is homosexual or lesbian if they knowingly and willing do same sex behaviors. If a person has homosexual activities with a young boy, then they are a homosexual pedofile. Jerry A. Sandusky is a homosexual pedofile-even if J.A. Sandusky calls himself straight, he would still be gay by behavior definition. But homosexual groups say that he is not gay when his conduct defines him as such.The priests who molest young boys are gay pedophiles. If a man has sex with little girls only, then he is a straight pedophile. Rush H. Limbaugh’s right when he said Jerry A. Sandusky is gay-and columnist Patrick J. Buchanan condemns who he calls gay priests. Those priests are again gay pedophiles, pederasts or homolesters. So there are many homosexual pedophiles such as the gay priests, Jerry A. Sandusky.

    Again, it’s sexual conduct or behavior which defines if 1 is straight or homosexual. Since homosexuals and lesbians (transexuals) often suffered childhood sex abuse, it’s no surprise that homosexuals and lesbians think childhood sexual abuse is OK when it’s homosexual activities. All homosexual pedofiles are homosexuals. All transexuals are homosexual/lesbian as the act of mutilating to become false opposite sex is itself an act of homosexuality/lesbianism-sad maiming and make this illegal. homosexual groups got offended when columnist Patrick J. Buchanan condemned gay priests. What those priests did when they molest young boys is homosexuality.

    Posted by: funinsnow | Jul 28, 2014 5:22:26 PM


  8. see this video done by an honest homosexual man http://americansfortruth.com/2014/02/13/homosexual-walter-lee-hampton-on-man-boy-sex-gay-pederasty-i-would-not-let-my-teenage-sons-around-gay-men/

    Though it’s repeat it must be said again. A person is homosexual or lesbian if they knowingly and willing do same sex behaviors. If a person has homosexual activities with a young boy, then they are a homosexual pedofile. Jerry A. Sandusky is a homosexual pedofile-even if J.A. Sandusky calls himself straight, he would still be gay by behavior definition. But homosexual groups say that he is not gay when his conduct defines him as such.The priests who molest young boys are gay pedophiles. If a man has sex with little girls only, then he is a straight pedophile. Rush H. Limbaugh’s right when he said Jerry A. Sandusky is gay-and columnist Patrick J. Buchanan condemns who he calls gay priests. Those priests are again gay pedophiles, pederasts or homolesters. So there are many homosexual pedophiles such as the gay priests, Jerry A. Sandusky.

    Again, it’s sexual conduct or behavior which defines if 1 is straight or homosexual. Since homosexuals and lesbians (transexuals) often suffered childhood sex abuse, it’s no surprise that homosexuals and lesbians think childhood sexual abuse is OK when it’s homosexual activities. All homosexual pedofiles are homosexuals. All transexuals are homosexual/lesbian as the act of mutilating to become false opposite sex is itself an act of homosexuality/lesbianism-sad maiming and make this illegal. homosexual groups got offended when columnist Patrick J. Buchanan condemned gay priests. What those priests did when they molest young boys is homosexuality.

    Posted by: funinsnow | Jul 28, 2014 5:23:27 PM


  9. While I’m neutral on abortion, in justness to pro-lifers they believe abortion is killing a baby-there are many women pro-lifers so it’s not men seeking to control women’s bodies. If they decided to make abortion illegal, then I would not care 1 way or another. I’m pro-abortion in some cases such as if it can be predicted an unborn baby will be deformed, transexual or gay-then go ahead and abort them. But I understand view of pro-lifers regarding abortion as murder.

    I’m against sterlizations. There’s birth control such as the pill, condoms & old fahshioned Rhythm Method. Sterilization surgeries however are mutilations. Unless it’s a hysterectomy to save a life, they must make it a crime to do sterilizations. Sterilizations are spaying & neutering people. Also they make less attractive. All things=, if you have an intact woman vs. a woman who has been spayed, most men would take the intact woman. Same thing with a man who is intact vs. a man who has had a vasectomy, most women would choose the intact man.

    I support birth control but am against sterilization surgeries. I oppose breast implants because they are fake (excludes reconstruct surgeries for women who have had breast disease). If a woman has naturally nice big boobs as singer Katy E. Perry has (she is listed as DD but there are women with bigger boobs than her), then that is good. There is nothing wrong with a woman having small boobs. Most men want a woman with natural boobs-small, medium or big vs. a woman with fake boobs. I would limit Viagra in most cases because those are performance enhancers. If a man is let’s say 25 years old and in a wheelchair, then I support him using Viagra to have sex with his wife or girlfriend and have kids with her because there’s a use to it. But I am against Viagra or any other sexual enhancement drug for old men because that’s like giving steroids to nfl player. I would also be against giving Viagra and sexual enhancement drugs to homosexuals. So I would limit Viagra or other sexual enhancement drug to straight men who are under 40 years old with a handicap to that they can father children which below a certain age it’s medicine, but after a certain age it’s perfornace enhancers comparable to Steroids as Viagra, Zestra are.

    I support fertility treatments and I support In Vitro Fertilization. There are couples who want children but because the mom has problems getting pregnant or giving birth the only way for a man and his wife to have children is by In Vitro Fertilization. Let’s say that you have a man and a wife and the wife is let’s say paralyzed so that giving birth would be dangerous. I would support that couple’s right to In Vitro Fertilization (I.V.F.) so that both can enjoy having a family, raising kids, taking kids to the zoo, fun of seeing kids raise pets and so on. While In Vitro Fertilization (I.V.F.) is not perfect, In Vitro Fertilization (I.V.F.) must be there for couples who have problems having children.

    I also support Artificial Insemination with regulations. If you have a straight couple and let’s say the husband has disease where treatment could keep him from having children. Man should have a right to have his sperm stored so that he and his wife can have children. If however, you have artificial insemination for purpose of single parenthood or homosexual parenting, then it is a problem. Of course if a woman wants to have a child without father involvement then what she can do is have a 1 night stand. Also I have a friend who is a Born Again Christian who has told me that he supports In Vitro Fertilization because I.V.F. is about creating life while abortion is about preventing life so there are pro-lifers who support I.V.F. In Vitro Fertilization must be there for people who have problems having children.

    Posted by: funinsnow | Jul 28, 2014 5:26:13 PM


  10. Please please please can we have moderation that can block certain trolls who post spam.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Jul 28, 2014 6:18:05 PM


  11. Is Andy being paid for each word that is posted by the spammers? Get a grip Andy or lose advertisers and followers.

    Posted by: Bollox | Jul 28, 2014 6:29:36 PM


  12. @Galbanum shut yo racist ass up and get your eyes checked.

    Posted by: Derrick | Jul 28, 2014 7:52:58 PM


  13. @DERRICK

    F#$% you. Go stuff your fingers into a garburator. You don't know s#!%. Not interested in your straw-mans, troll.

    You're a vile piece of s#!%. Take a fair misunderstanding based on vague text that was clarified, and keep pushing. You're worthless. You couldn't even DREAM of making a positive contribution to changing people's minds. Just f@#$ off and die.

    Posted by: Galbanum | Jul 28, 2014 8:28:23 PM


  14. What "fair misunderstanding". It's worded fine in the article and the first reply pointed out your idiocy but you continued to show how illiterate you are. However I don't expect much from racist as studies have found them to be quite inept.

    Posted by: Derrick | Jul 28, 2014 8:41:03 PM


  15. DERRICK

    What was worded fine in the article?

    Do you even know what illiterate means??!! Dumbass. Find an apt insult if that's your style.

    Did you bother reading past the first reply? Or were you too anxious to engage in your snotty little performance art?

    I really shouldn't expect much from a completely open forum littered with trolls.

    Also, you never articulated what was SO racist to you... Was it that I had the temerity to tell an anti-gay black man who has sex with men who calls himself gay (based on my understanding at that moment) that he might find the designation DL more appropriate? How DARE I invoke "DL"! Racist! KKK! Please...

    Well since I'm such a racist, I'll quote a powerful black man for the remainder of my response to you: B!*$#, you need to get stronger... And... Until you're paying my bills I'm not going to pay you no mind...

    Posted by: Galbanum | Jul 28, 2014 8:51:13 PM


  16. DERRICK

    SEE

    "@GALBANUM -

    Marcus Brandon was arguing for keeping protections for LGBT students in the bill. He was saying that the LGBT community is not YET a protected class in NC, but it should be.

    POSTED BY: JERRIBLANK | JUL 28, 2014 4:40:22 PM


    JERRIBLANK - Thanks for clarifying the vaguely written article.

    Wow, imagine - all it took was a little clarification. You didn't even need to attack my education (that no one here can see), my intelligence, my imagination, and you didn't even need to compare me with the KKK of all things to persuade me.

    Who would have thunk it...

    POSTED BY: GALBANUM | JUL 28, 2014 4:44:50 PM"

    WOW too bad you didn't continue reading, and learn from what a sane response to an angry post looks like, like JERRIBLANK did. Oh well... The good ones are few and far in between, and you're clearly NOT one of them.

    Posted by: Galbanum | Jul 28, 2014 8:54:46 PM


  17. I can't stand to read the dribble that is posted in the comments section of this website any longer.

    This is just ridiculous!

    It's kind of like watching a TV show you like. You like it for a few seasons, but then it just becomes less interesting, and you end up finding something else to watch on a different channel.

    So long Towleroad.

    Posted by: steve | Jul 28, 2014 9:18:41 PM


  18. masochism is illegal in North Carolina? thats no fun!

    Posted by: Drewboo | Jul 29, 2014 8:57:49 AM


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