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By Ian K. Macgillivray

This booklet is helping the reader to appreciate and mediate the debates that come up whilst homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, and queer/questioning scholars and their households ask for equivalent remedy from the colleges and are adverse through conservative mom and dad. Sexual Orientation and college coverage is a case research of 1 tuition districts' try to undertake and enforce rules that come with sexual orientation. This e-book describes the paintings of the secure colleges Coalition who suggest and teach for equivalent rights for homosexual lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, and queer/questioning (GLBTIQ) scholars. involved electorate, a bunch of conservative mom and dad, adverse the inclusion of sexual orientation within the regulations. components that both facilitated or impeded the implementation of the regulations are highlighted, as are the innovations hired by means of the secure faculties Coalition in instructing rivals.

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I just got in her face and said, “You need to back off right now. You need to get control of yourself. ” So she stopped and somebody else got the high A History of the Two Policies 31 school student and calmed him down, sat him down. So that was this wild thing. So I stood in the back of the room next to her just kind of watching her for a long time and then at one point she started going off again. She started getting hysterical so I turned to her and I said, “You need to leave now” because it was about to turn into a riot and my heart was just pounding.

Vaughn’s statements would seem to imply that Christian fundamentalists are not interested in affecting laws and policies or the legal processes that decide such issues as abortion and gay rights. In the case of this book, however, and with many other national issues, Christian fundamentalists have tried to wield their influence upon laws and policies to shape them according to their own religious beliefs and values. William Martin, in his book With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America (1996), describes a “culture war” (Hunter 1991), where religious right organizations like the Moral Majority, Christian Coalition, and Focus on the Family are rallying members to political causes such as school prayer, abstinence-only sex education programs, the banning of books from school and public libraries, and the calling for creationism to be taught alongside evolution in science classes.

I describe how the different sides in this debate understand the policies and what they believe the effects of such policies to be. HPSSC maintains that the policies are intended to prevent antigay abuse of GLBTIQ students, while Concerned Citizens contend the policies will lead to the promotion and legitimation of homosexuality. , promote equity for GLBTIQ people in the minds of students). Finally, in the epilogue, I reflect upon the process of conducting this research, and I provide critiques of my finished study from several members of HPSSC as well as Concerned Citizens.

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