Each week, the Orlando Sentinel asks two questions of 100 community leaders in Central Florida. Those with access to the online Sentinel can read all of this week’s 100-word responses when there are published online, usually late Saturday. For those without access, my responses are below. Selected responses appear in the Sunday print edition.
What was the biggest story of the week?
In a giant step backwards, this week the White House revoked Obama’s landmark guidance to public schools regarding the inclusion of Transgender students. The argument is that local schools and the states should be allowed to discriminate against these students if they choose. How absurd to think that a student clearly presenting as male should use the girls’ bathroom… or vise versa. Locally we are fortunate that Orlando and Orange County have Human Rights Ordinances that already include gender expression as a protected class. There is no reason not to expect this protection for everyone living in our nation.
What will be the biggest story in the coming week?
No submission this week.
The series focuses on state and local news.
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