Saturday, January 30, 2010

School Board Removes Anti-hate Pro-gay 'Marriage' Banner

School board members in the small town of Wheatland, Wyo. voted last week to remove a banner from two schools because it had on it the logo of the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado.

-- From "School board removes banner with gay group's logo" by Adam Chodak, KUSA-TV 9News

The banner is part of the Anti-Defamation League's national anti-bullying program called, "No Place for Hate."

On the bottom of the banner were the logos for the program's sponsors. Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado was one sponsor.

The superintendent for Platte County School District #1, Stuart Nelson, says in December he received five complaints from parents.

On Jan. 18, the board voted 4-3 to remove the banner from the schools despite a plea from students who support the program.

One board member, Joe Fabian, spoke with KCWY-13 and defended the vote.

"If someone pays and sponsors a program, typically they're saying I agree with this message ... The gay and lesbian community is promoting gay marriage, the [Anti-Defamation League] is promoting gay marriage, Wheatland does not promote gay marriage," Fabian said.

Kelly Tyson, another board member who voted for removal, says he would have voted against the banner even if it had another organization on it like the Chamber of Commerce.

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