Letter to Bedford County School Board RE: Proposed Revisions to INB “Teaching About Controversial Issue” Policy
Dear Bedford County School Board,
I am writing to you on behalf of Equality Virginia, the leading advocacy organization in Virginia seeking equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people in all corners of our Commonwealth.
This June will mark eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared marriage equality to be the law of the land, but Virginia still has a ban on same-sex marriage in its constitution.
In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the court found that the right to marry must be extended to couples of the same sex, and since then,