Tuesday, February 08, 2005

stupid legislation update

The bill I posted about before has been amended. Now, rather than banning GSAs (sorry, "club[s] or other group[s] ...focused on supporting, assisting, or justifying any lifestyle involving sexual behavior") the bill allows local school boards to "prohibit school facilities from being used by any student club or other student group that encourages or promotes sexual activity by unmarried minor students." I think this is progress, though it's still stupid. The basic misconception, that GSAs promote sexual activity, remains, though I think perhaps a GSA could challenge a ban by proving that it did not do so. Right? Anyway, there's still time to contact your state senator and encourage him/her to vote against it (HB2868), if you live in Virginia.

1 comment:

Meg said...

I'm beginning to think it's a plot. They know that GLBT teens are a higher suicide risk. Make sure they DON'T get the moral support they need, and maybe there won't be enough of a GLBT population to worry about later. *sigh*