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VA Atty. Gen.: College Should Rescind Certain Anti-Discrimination Policies

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By Rebecca Blatt

Virginia's attorney general is advising the state's public colleges to rescind policies that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Kenneth Cuccinelli sent a letter to college presidents saying that only the general assembly can determine which classes of people are protected by state nondiscrimination policies. Legislators have repeatedly refused to ban discrimination against gays in state employment practices.

The Republican attorney general says state institutions can't adopt a policy position that has been rejected by the general assembly. Democrats and gay-rights activists are criticizing Cuccinelli's move.

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