Stop Discrimination Against LGBTQ Students

Target: Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education

Goal: End discrimination against LGBTQ students in state-funded schools.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will allow state funded schools to deny access to students in the LGBTQ community. She has argued in a federal hearing that “school choice” is more important than protecting the right to an equal education of students.

DeVos, who has donated money in the past to anti-LGBTQ efforts, is letting her religious beliefs infringe on her federal duty to protect all American students. Historic court rulings, such as Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, have already established that students have a right to an equal education and that separate is not equal. To allow state-funded schools to segregate students, while not by race, but by sexual orientation and gender identity, would blatantly go against this ruling.

If schools are receiving tax money from citizens, they should not have the ability to pick and choose who can earn an education. All students have the right to a quality education regardless of their sexual orientation, their gender, their race, their religion, etc. DeVos allowing schools to bar access to one group will certainly lead to a domino effect in which all groups will be targeted. Sign the petition and demand that she not allow schools to discriminate against students.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary DeVos,

You have recently stated in a federal hearing that state-funded schools should be allowed to deny access to students in the LGBTQ community because an equal education is less important that having school “choice.” Such a belief blatantly goes against historic federal rulings which stated separate is not, in fact, equal and that all students have the right to an equal, quality education.

During your hearing, you stopped short of saying that schools could deny an education to students based on race; however, if you allow one school to deny entry based on gender identity or sexual orientation, banning students based on race is surely not far behind. All students have a right to an education, especially if their families are using tax dollars to fund these schools. I demand that you end this discrimination. You are a federal official who must represent and protect all students, not a select few.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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4 Comments

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    stop discrimination lgbtq+ education now!
    lgbtq+ students were somewhat educated before they became lgbtq+ but they didnt learn about yet until recently.

  2. OH rights for all mental retards!!! Is blacks, muslin, gypsies, now this lg something the ones who have NO RIGHTS AND ARE TO PAY FOR ALL IS NORMAL DECENT HONEST WHITE PEOPLE. Those pay and are slaves for all parasites who want something because of their sex, or skin color or religion anything is good to blackmail white people, to discriminate them to use and abuse them, which is happen more and more. Also hetero should start celebrating, the proud of hetero and so on.Ridiculous and evil this and other petitions.

  3. EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!

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