Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and Holly Meade, and BarbWire’s Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.
Later this month I’ll present oral arguments at the Virginia Supreme Court regarding a case involving the School Board of Fairfax County, Virginia, that added — illegally I might say — sexual orientation and gender identity and expression to its local policy.
Mat Staver: Matt, this is a case where Fairfax County added to their non-discrimination categories sexual orientation. Then they modified it and added gender identity and gender expression. So it’s along the laundry list of not being able to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, etc. and they’ve added these other categories.
The problem in Virginia is, local bodies can’t do that. that is a statewide effort. You cannot change the categories of non-discrimination, unless it’s done on the statewide level so it’s uniform. You don’t want to have one category in a city and another category in a county or one in this county but not in that county. That’s what they did and that’s what our challenge is. Of course the results of this particular policy…
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