School Board Member Recants His Vote Supporting Transgender Students: ‘I Do Not Support the LGBT’ October 17, 2012

School Board Member Recants His Vote Supporting Transgender Students: ‘I Do Not Support the LGBT’

Earlier today, I posted about a school district that voted unanimously to make things better for transgender students:

The East Aurora school board voted to unanimously approve a policy that affects transgendered students Monday night.

The new policy specifically states that transgendered and gender nonconforming students have the right use the restroom that corresponds to their gender-related identity that is consistently asserted at school. The student has the right to be addressed by the name they want to be called, too.

“A court-ordered name or gender change is not required, and the student needs not change his or her official records,” the policy states.

“In no case shall a transgender student be required to use a locker room that conflicts with the student’s gender-related identity,” the policy reads.

When a news story says it was a unanimous vote, it suggests that all the board members agreed on the policy.

That may not be the case.

Reader Zachary, like many of you, sent a note to the members of the East Aurora Board of Education (in Illinois) thanking them for their vote.

He received a response from board member Raymond Hull that suggests Hull wants to take back his vote on the issue:

Raymond Hull

Zachary, I do not support the LGBT. I slept on the truth; shame on me

I’ve emailed Hull to ask for more clarification, but I’m appalled that any school board member would say he doesn’t support a significant percentage of the students in his district.

"The way republican politics are going these days, that means the winner is worse than ..."

It’s Moving Day for the Friendly ..."
"It would have been more convincing if he used then rather than than."

It’s Moving Day for the Friendly ..."

Browse Our Archives

What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
error: Content is protected !!