Brevard County School Board rejects LGBT proposal

- The Brevard County School Board rejected a proposed LGBT policy after hearing a great deal of public comment Tuesday night. 

The policy would have set up non-discrimination and equal employment guidelines for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people in the district. 

Nearly 100 people spoke out about the proposal at Tuesday night's school board meeting with the majority in favor of leaving things the way they are.

"The problem is as these policies are starting to get adopted it is as said earlier a slippery slope and when we get into a slippery slope i believe if it were to lead to the place of giving the opposite sex the opportunity to be in the locker rooms and the bathrooms it would negatively effect tens of thousands of students and violate their privacy and purity," said resident Jason Schack. 

Others spoke for the changes urging people to do more to protect the LGBT community. "I just hope when everybody here sits and thinks for just a moment to take the hate out of it," said Scott Wall-Desousa. "Look a little bit more on the loving side of this heart, and say there is a reason why we need to protect our students, more importantly than anything, their lives matter."

Although this proposal is now off the table, Florida Today says the school board plans to hold a public workshop on LGBT issues later on down the road.

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