Transgender student expelled from private Riverside, CA university

  • metta

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    Oct 31, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    Transgender student expelled from private Riverside university

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/transgender-student-expelled-from-private-riverside-university.html


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    Oct 31, 2011 12:51 PM GMT
    I have a hard time having sympathy for gay/trans/whatever students who sign up at private religious colleges then get in trouble for having violated the arbitrary moral code that they... voluntarily signed up for. It's in the same realm as straight football players being expelled for having premarital sex: you signed a contract. If you can't abide by it, for whatever reason, don't sign it.

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    Oct 31, 2011 1:01 PM GMT
    Larkin_PLR saidI have a hard time having sympathy for gay/trans/whatever students who sign up at private religious colleges then get in trouble for having violated the arbitrary moral code that they... voluntarily signed up for. It's in the same realm as straight football players being expelled for having premarital sex: you signed a contract. If you can't abide by it, for whatever reason, don't sign it.

    Agreed.
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    Oct 31, 2011 1:05 PM GMT
    I have a hard time accepting the fact that religious organizations are even allowed to have private colleges...especially with the stupid bullshit rules they put in place. They do not teach forgiveness - they teach intolerance - and that should be outlawed.
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    Oct 31, 2011 1:19 PM GMT
    Larkin_PLR saidI have a hard time having sympathy for gay/trans/whatever students who sign up at private religious colleges then get in trouble for having violated the arbitrary moral code that they... voluntarily signed up for. It's in the same realm as straight football players being expelled for having premarital sex: you signed a contract. If you can't abide by it, for whatever reason, don't sign it.



    Larkin, don't judge too quick. Read the article first. She was expelled because initially she declared herself as Female in the school application form. Do you think she enjoyed being surrounded by a bunch of bigots? There must be a reason. You should listen to the whole story before judging. Straight people judge us without listening, why are we doing this to each other?

    I have one thing against her though. Why the f showed up in a reality TV show on MTV? If she want to help gay community, do something useful rather than a reality TV show.
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    Oct 31, 2011 1:25 PM GMT
    Sure, there must be a reason... but whatever the reason, you shouldn't sign contracts you can't keep. End of story. Whatever the world should look like, or however we would prefer people acted or treated us, it's a choice to sign anything: to give your word. If you can't keep it, don't give it.
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    Oct 31, 2011 1:38 PM GMT

    My feelings about this are that both erred. The college apparently gets federal money, which to me puts them in an obligation of non-discrimination. The student isn't gender reassigned yet, but put female on the app and went to this college because he/she was awarded a 3,500 dollar scholarship for this college.

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    Oct 31, 2011 1:44 PM GMT
    Bigotry in ANY form sucks.