"It is my advice that the law and public policy of the Commonwealth of
Virginia prohibit a college or university from including 'sexual
orientation,' 'gender identity,' 'gender expression,' or like
classification as a protected class within its non-discrimination
policy absent specific authorization from the General Assembly."
Carl Pucci, student body president at Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia, had this rational reaction to Cuccinelli's letter:
"It's going to be a mess. There's no doubt about that. Our
generation is really open-minded. The concept of discrimination, we're
just not interested in that … I think you're going to see the whole
gamut, from angry letters to protests."