In a rather appalling and head-scratching move, the Attorney General of Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli, issued an opinion to his states colleges stating that colleges should not put into place policies that prohibit students being discriminated against because they are gay.
The opinion, issued sometime last week, has raised the ire of groups defending gay rights throughout Virginia. Based on some interpretations, Cuccinelli seems to want it to be perfectly legal for universities to discriminate against students who identify as gay.
It is staggering that an individual who is in charge of enforcing the law in the state of Viriginia would have such an opinion, claiming that universities are beyond their rights to enforce such policies.
Universities are supposed to be centers of learning, and creating shared experiences with other individuals. The idea that universities should be openly hostile to people with different sexual orientations is laughable at best, and disgusting and hateful at worst.