Saturday, July 19, 2008

PFLAG Speaks Out in North Carolina

Last night, a local North Carolina CBS news affiliate, WBTV-3, featured media coverage of the ongoing debate about House Bill 1366--the School Violence Protection Act. Framed underneath the message of "Protection or Privelege," the piece gives voice to opponents of the bill as well as some supporters, including Mike Clawson, the NC state coordinator for PFLAG and member of PFLAG Salisbury/Rowan.
[The bill's] sponsors say the intent is simply to protect children from bullying. A local coordinator with the group Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays agrees, pointing out that the bill is supported by groups like the NAACP and the Girl Scouts. In an email, Mike Clawson says legislators need to remove their blinders of discrimination, and that all children are in danger of being bullied.
Watch the video below!

A print version of the story can also be read here.

Update: You can discuss the NC bill, and PFLAG's reaction, over at Pam's House Blend.

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