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UNC Board of Governors to bullied LGBT kids: Drop dead

You know things have taken a turn for a worse already under conservative control of the UNC system when the pro-discrimination forces on the religious right are happy with one of the first, major, high-profile decisions.

According to NC Values Coalition director Tami Fitzgerald, the Board’s decision to force LGBT kids back into same-sex living arrangements where they can be more easily bullied once again has brought “sanity to the university housing environment.’

Got that? God forbid that some gay 19 year-old boy might be able to room with a straight co-ed! As the WRAL story notes, more than 100 colleges around the country provide for a gender-neutral housing option (an option that former Chancellor Holden Thorp — a person who has actually interacted with a few modern college students — said was vital to protect the safety of some kids).    

But never mind that now; the sex-obesessed religious right (the same troubled group that fought against laws to protect bullied LGBT kids in the K-12 system for years) is still committed to returning North Carolina to the 1950’s — whatever the cost.  

 

6 Comments

  1. HunterC

    August 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Another NCGOP-led policy to put NC behind the rest of country.

    Dozens of colleges already offer this option, even some in NC.

    To have “leaders” passing this ban makes me think of the absurdity of the Speaker Ban issue.

  2. Skeptic

    August 10, 2013 at 11:05 am

    It happens already. Go to any off-campus apartment complex and half the units will have co-ed residents. As usual, the right’s living in a fantasy land.

  3. Jim Wiseman

    August 10, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Why don’t they just put them in a private room?

  4. gregflynn

    August 10, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Why don’t “they” just put “them”. Oh, the humanity!

  5. Jim Wiseman

    August 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    So who has the moral high ground here? The gay student who wants to live in a co-ed dorm, or the opposite sex (if that is an acceptable term here) students who object?

  6. Rob Schofield

    August 11, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    You’re overthinking this; the gender-neutral housing is only done voluntarily. No one’s forced to live in such a setting against their will.