The State College School District made its first mistake by offering health insurance benefits to opposite sex domestic partners as well as married couples. In May they were sued by a lesbian employee to extend those benefits to her and her partner and to change their policy to also include same-sex domestic partners. Last night the school district, under pressure from the ACLU and the lesbian couple, voted to change its health insurance coverage policies to include same-sex domestic partners.
On June 21st Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent a letter to all school districts in the nation telling them that the Equal Access Act requires them to allow homosexual clubs called Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs). However, the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide education advocate, noted that he left out a very important aspect of the act which is designed to protect the learning process in public schools.
Today is the first day of a two-day LGBT Youth Summit in Washington, DC sponsored by the US Department of Education and paid for by our tax dollars. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide children’s advocacy organization, expressed concern that the Department of Education is working to mislead and misinform students about the homosexual, bisexual and transgender lifestyles.
Two years after Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named homosexual activist and founder of the radical Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Kevin Jennings as the Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools he’s out of the Obama administration. The end of last week Be the Change, Inc. announced that as of July 25 Kevin Jennings would be their new President and CEO.
In January the ACLU began its bullying campaign against schools implying that students had a constitutional right to remain silent on the Gay Day of Silence. The ACLU’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project sent warning letters to a school’s “Principal or Educator” on January 28th encouraging them to permit students to remain silent during classroom instructional time. Schools in Pennsylvania were recipients of such a letter, notes the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide child advocacy organization.
The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a member of the Day of Silence Walkout Coalition, warned schools – especially those in Delaware and Montgomery Counties – about the dangers of the Day of Silence.
In a move to place pressure on the Abington Township Board of Commissioners to pass a so-called anti-discrimination ordinance which includes sexual orientation and gender identity, last night the Abington School District approved a policy change adding that same terminology to their “Non-discrimination – Professional and Non-Professional Employees” policy. In an e-mailed statement, the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a student advocacy group, expressed concern that the district’s move may place employees as well as students in danger.
Today the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide educational group advocating for the rights of parents and the protection of children, faxed the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) with one simple question: “Do you agree with the National Education Association?”
1.) Is GLSEN’s No Name Calling Week in Your Child’s School this week? 2.) Obamacare repeal in the Senate
Pressure mounts to repeal the 1993 law banning homosexuals in the military. A draft report by the president’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform calls for the elimination of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools.