In Virginia, Legalized Discrimination Is Alive and Well

Washington Post editorial

In a March 4 missive to state colleges and universities(pdf), Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) argued that the schools had overstepped their legal bounds by enacting nondiscrimination policies that include protections for sexual orientation. Under Mr. Cuccinelli’s reading of the law, the schools must refrain from offering more protections than the law requires unless the Virginia General Assembly explicitly authorizes them. The attorney general admonished the schools to “take appropriate actions to bring their policies in conformance with the law and public policy of Virginia.” Translation: Discrimination is alive, well and now encouraged in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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