Loudoun School Board Rejects Specific LGBT Protection Language

Loudoun School Board Rejects Specific LGBT Protection Language

Loudoun county school board declines to add another special protected class.

On Tuesday night the Loudoun County school board declined to add “sexual orientation and gender identity” to the list of those who have protection in hiring. Instead the board passed a compromise paragraph stating LCPS hires based on merit and excellence.  The policy “recognizes and values the diversity of the students and broader community it serves and encourages diversity within its workforce.”

Some on the school board wanted more protection for transgender school staff.  If the board made them a protected class that could allow transgender employees to be in the bathrooms and locker rooms with the opposite sex.

Chairman Jeff Morse (Dulles), Eric DeKenipp (Catcotin) and Debbie Rose (Algonkian) voted against the original change in policy making transgender individuals a protected class. The four Democrats, Brenda Sheridan (Sterling), Beth Huck (At Large), Tom Marshall (Leesburg) and Joy Maloney (Broad Run) wanted stronger language to protect the transgender employees but settled for the comprise paragraph.

Chairman of the Loudoun Republican committee, Will Estrada, told the school board they could be opening themselves up to a lawsuit if they added the the language of protection for transgender employees. Fairfax county has been sued after adding this new protected group to their hiring practices and the policy is now on hold. There are lawsuits on the subject before the state and federal courts. Chairman Estrada said,

“What this is is a solution in search of a problem,” he said. “There is no evidence that Loudoun teachers, principals, and staff are being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation.”

In 2015 Loudoun County Republican Committee endorsed Beth Huck(at large) for School Board after she promised the committee she would never support adding another special class of people for the transgender employees and thereby opening up the whole bathroom debate. Then Huck did exactly that, supported another protected class. I wouldn’t expect her to be looking for a Republican endorsement if she choses to run again.

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  • SammysDad

    Kudos to the School Board! It’s about time this silliness is ended.

  • David Dickinson

    Benedict Huck needs to go. I’d say she lied to our collective LCRC face, but she failed to physically show up for our vote on her and only filled in the questionnaire. However, I will say her opponent that did show up seeking the Republican endorsement clearly said he would pander to the LGBT community, so it was a lesser of two evils vote.
    That being said, Chairman Estrada needs to recruit a new At-Large candidate and some good ones to get rid of the other 3 Democrats. Huck, heck. Maloney was arrested on school property and she is still on the School Board. Seems like that seat can get peeled off too.

  • Warmac9999

    As far as I can tell, the only folks who understand perversion and its terrible impact are conservatives. Liberals wallow in perversion and say it doesn’t matter – if it feels go do it!

    • Children Of The Revolution

      I’m conservative, and I fully support gay rights in general, though I do have problems with specific proposals.

      I’m not so sure about all this trans nonsense though. 90% (not an exaggeration or made up number) of trans people attempt suicide at some point in their lives, which sounds more like something that needs treatment than something that needs protection.

      • Jeanine Martin

        Changing our outside appearance doesn’t change our inside view of ourselves. Johns Hopkins Hospital was one of the first to do transgender operations. They no longer do the surgery because they have found the people they operated on were no happier after the surgery than they were before. It’s an emotional problem, not a physical problem. It can’t be changed with clothes or surgery.

        • Warmac9999

          The data regarding the LGBT community is troubling as well. Suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, homosexual majority diseases, and unusual sexual perversions are part of the scene.

          • SD

            Suicides are because they are not recognized and not welcome to be who they are. You continue to spew fake news just like golden(shower) boy Trump did to get elected

          • Warmac9999

            In your first sentence, you concoct one of many reasons reasons – but that changes nothing. Your second sentence is gutter sniping.

          • Jeanine Martin

            This is gross SD and is being deleted.

          • SD

            But topical JM. Or have you stopped watching the news? Why are you so quick to censor anything against Trump while quick to promote all sorts terriblr comments against those different from you. Just in the thread, you havr people calling others names. I simply connected to a current event.

          • Jeanine Martin

            Yes, it’s an emotional problem, not a physical problem.

          • Warmac9999

            I will not describe the cause, but it is not unusual for surgery to be performed to tighten the anal sphincter or to remove cancers in oral, penile, and anal areas. I personal know a woman who developed throats cancer from HIV infection. The treatment was radiation which she described as so painful that if the cancer came back she would commit suicide.

      • Warmac9999

        The slippery slope, no pun intended, starts with simple things. The LGBT agenda started with tolerance and now is a full on onslaught against judeo-Christian moral teachings. Worst part about all this is that the LGBT perversions are migrating into the population at large, and both biology and psychology suffer accordingly.

        The LGBT community likes to condemn Bible thumpers but if you read a bit into the Bible it is about the problems of homosexual biology, psychology and sociology. Those ancients knew about the problems and warned against them, yet we ignore them or even celebrate them at our peril. (Sodom and Gomorrah were in the Bible as a warning not just because it was a biblically convenient story.)

        • SD

          Easily fixed-atop relying on the Bible for so much of your view of society. Things have changed since the Bible was written 5,000 years ago

          • Warmac9999

            Am guessing you haven’t read the Bible. There is really nothing new under the sun that isn’t described in the Bible. I don’t read the Bible so I can bash somewhat with it, I read it for understanding Christianity and history. Ever hear of Babel? That is the internet of its day.

          • David Dickinson

            Truth doesn’t change.

  • Rob Blackstone

    Wow, really? How the hell did that happen?

    I was convinced that Loudoun was in a Fairfax-style progressive death spiral, but maybe there’s some room for hope.

  • Downstater

    Thankfully, at last some common sense.