Do university officials consider segregating people by gender and sexual orientation more important than integrating them?
Dr. Angela McCaskill, the “first deaf African American female to earn a Ph.D. from Gallaudet,” has been put on leave for supporting a referendum vote on gender integration in marriage.
The chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University was put on administrative leave Wednesday after the school learned she had signed a petition supporting efforts to reverse Maryland’s same-sex marriage law, media reports say.
Is diversity of opinion discouraged at this institution of higher learning?
Ironically, an organization seeking to legalize gender segregation in marriage, Marylanders for Marriage Equality, defended McCaskill’s right to engage in civil politics and support pro-gender marriage.
"We strongly disagree with the decision to put the chief diversity officer on leave and hope she is reinstated immediately," Josh Levin, campaign manager of Marylanders for Marriage Equality, said in a statement. "Everyone is entitled to free speech and to their own opinion about Question 6 (the referendum on the ballot), which is about treating everyone fairly and equally under the law."From an organization working to preserve gender integration in marriage, Maryland Marriage Alliance:
- It is possible... To be tolerant of the rights of others without changing the legal definition of marriage.
- Marriage is more...Than what adults want for themselves. It is also about the next generation.
- Question 6 does not protect religious liberties...Our religious liberty is under attack.
- Don't redefine marriage.
- Vote AGAINST Question 6 and preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman.