Florida student’s case goes to state Supreme Court. The Court will decide whether or not a school chaplain should have protected the student’s confidentiality after the student told the chaplain he was gay. The student, Jeffrey Woodard, was expelled in his senior year.
Congressman Barney Frank tells Raw Story that the perception that Rep. David Dreier is gay is what derailed his Majority Leader nomination after Tom Delay stepped down: “I have no knowledge of David’s sexuality, [but] the fear that he’s gay or the perception that he’s gay was a factor in his being rejected. Hastert had named him, it made sense. The right wing revolted. Many of the media who cover Congress say that the gay piece was a factor. I’m not saying that it was the reason, but I think that it was a factor.” Asked if it may have been because Dreier was a moderate, Frank responded, “Yes, in the sense that I marched in the moderate pride parade last summer and went to a moderate bar.”