There’s a disturbing article in this afternoon’s on-line edition of InForum. Take a moment to read:
While this incident is sad and will probably anger a number of people, the North Dakota reality is this coach acted perfectly within the bounds of the law.
You see, in North Dakota it is legal to fire someone for being gay. North Dakota reality is your boss can call you into her office and say “You’re gay, you’re fired” and have zero legal consequences.
In North Dakota, a landlord can legally say “we don’t allow homosexuals to rent in this building” and that’s within the bounds of the law.
In North Dakota, a restaurant can have a sign in the window that says “no homosexuals served here” and that’s legal.
Fortunately, public opinion tends to move at least a decade faster than legislation. Businesses learned a long time ago discriminating against anyone is bad for business, and if there are any left that still do, I’d suspect they’re breathing their last breaths.
I’m thinking a personal note to the coach along with the President of the college is in order.