Bill aims to protect LGBT students at private colleges

Bill aims to protect LGBT students at private colleges

October 25, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


. THE FEAR IS THE LAW WOULD PUT THEI FUNDING IN JEOPARDY. SHOULD THE FOLLOW ANTIDISCRIMINATION LAWS? NONPROFIT EQUALITY CALIFORNIA SAYS AS LONG AS THEY ACCEPT A STATE FUNDING, THEY SHOULD ALSO FOLLOW STATE LAW. ONCE WE WANT STUDENTS TO HAVE AN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FREE FROM DISCRIMINATION AT ANY INSTITUTION THEY MIGHT ATTEND. RICKY: CURRENTLY, DOZENS OF SCHOOLS ARE EXEMPT.>>JUST OF JESSUP HAS CONVICTIONS. PEOPLE KNOW WHAT KIND OF SCHOOL THEY ARE COMING TO. VICK : HE FEARS LOSING CAL GRANTS IF THIS BECOMES LAW .>>THAT IS DISPROPORTIONATELY STUDENTS OF COLOR AND FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS. VICKI: HE IS A FORMER STUDENT.>>MY EXPERIENCES PRIOR TO COMING OUT WERE NOTHING BUT POSITIVE. VICKI: SAME WHEN H CAME OUT AS GAY, HE WAS EXPELLED.>>I CHANGED MY LIFE. IT PUT ME IN A STATE OF DEPRESSION FOR TWO YEARS. PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY AFFECTED ME.>>I CAN’ SPEAK TO WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE, BUT I CAN SAY IN THE LAS T FIVE YEARS, NOBODY HAS BEE EXPELLED BECAUSE OF SAME-SEX ACTIVITY. VICKI: THIS WOULD POTENTIALLY OPEN THE DOOR T SAME SEX DISCRIMINATION LAWSUITS.>>I BELIEVE NO ONE SHOULD HAVE