…and discovered that I’m the only one who has actually read her student handbook.
I attended some forum theatre tonight about heterosexism, which was really interesting and eye-opening for a lot of the audience. I didn’t participate, but I did observe some interesting reactions.
However, the inevitable moment came when someone attempted to “fix” the situation by pointing out the “illegal” discrimination of making the gay student move out of the hall in order toalleviatethe problem at hand.
Unfortunately for Whitworth, it isn’t illegal.
As a private religious-affiliated institution, the school was given the option to include “Sexual Orientation” in our anti-discrimination code. We chose to opt out, allowing ourselves the ability to discriminate according to sexual orientation.
I don’t understand our logic, here, because the only reason I can see for wanting to discriminate based on that at Whitworth is purely religious, and we are mandated by FEDERAL LAW not to discriminate based on religion.
Just think, Whitworth.