11 Jun '11, 1am

Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice Bans Anti-Gay Discrimination:

The Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice voted this week to ban anti-gay discrimination despite state attorney general Ken Cuccinelli issuing a strong opinion against such a move. The three member board (usually seven but three were absent and one abstained), all appointed by former Democratic governor TImothy M. Kaine, voted unanimously Wednesday to back the ban despite Cuccinelli warning them of his belief that only the General Assembly has the power to designate a special classification and that such a move would exceed their authority. From The Washington Post : Equality Virginia, a gay rights group, touted a national study Wednesday estimating that 8 percent of boys and 23 percent of girls in juvenile detention identify their sexuality as other than heterosexual. The Department of Juvenile Justice operates the five facilities as well as a diagnostic facility, and the Bo...

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