It’s in the news and people are talking about it. Whether you agree with the fact that gay people are born that way or not, common decency should dictate that one is not allowed to discriminate against another human being simply because they are gay. No one should have the right to deny them privileges accorded others because of their sexual preferences. We find however, there are still people who choose to make their own rules.
The principal of a high school in Arkansas has forbidden the publication of Taylor Ellis bio in the high school year book, even though Ellis has the support of his fellow classmates and his community. Chad Griffith, HRC president states: ““It’s simply unacceptable that, rather than respecting Taylor’s peers’ choice to recognize and celebrate this young man in the school yearbook, these school officials have sent a clear message that the courage and honesty Taylor has demonstrated are not valued at Sheridan High School. “Even though this episode is already attracting extensive local and national media attention, we feel there is still time for the school and the state to reverse course and send a powerful message of inclusion. I have already urged his school, his school district, the Arkansas Department of Education and the Governor of Arkansas to end this censorship.
Sadly, they have yet to take action. On behalf of Taylor and his family, I urge you to speak out against this discrimination and urge your counterparts in Arkansas to allow Taylor’s courageous story to be a part of his yearbook.” Too many people use the differences of people’s philosophy, religion, color or political affiliations to divide society and perpetuate hate, and it’s time it stops. As an Attorney, my own beliefs are not more important than upholding the law, and allowing people their differences. To read the rest of this article go to: http://www.hrc.org/press-releases/entry/hrc-asks-sec.-of-education-arne-duncan-to-help-resolve-anti-gay-discriminat
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