Lest anyone be confused by their holier than thou claims the result of the actions of the NC Family Policy Council has been to kill a bill which would have protected children who had been bullied.
This group has said that protecting people who are or who are perceived to be gay would "separate" gays and give them "special protection". Presumably this "special protection" might be so diabolical as to kill this same group's proposal for a gay marriage ban.
You read that right. This group that believes an anti-bullying bill should not be passed because it would give gays "special protection" has proposed a special discrimination on gays, by putting a ban on marriage into our constitution. If the family policy council was around then would they have opposed the 15th amendment? Would they have opposed the Civil Rights Act? What about the 19th amendment? After all these documents set aside "special protection" for specific groups.
Because of the "concern" about "special protection" by the NC Family Policy Council this effort to give school administrators a larger mandate to control bullying is now dead in committee, gone for at least another year.
The "concern" that these people on the right had ignores some very simple words. "REAL OR PERCEIVED". So, I want to thank them. I want to them for making sure that bullies are a protected class in North Carolina for another year. They might not have endorsed the bullying of kids, but their lobbying and their grassroots efforts have resulted in the death of a great bill. This might not have been their intent, but it is the effect. And we all know that actions matter more than words.