The summary of this act is as follows: “Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 – Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates.
Considers harassment to be a form of discrimination.
Prohibits retaliation against anyone for opposing conduct they reasonably believe to be unlawful under this Act.
Authorizes federal departments and agencies to enforce these prohibitions by cutting off the educational assistance of recipients found to be violating them.
Allows an aggrieved individual to assert a violation of this Act in a judicial proceeding and recover reasonable attorney’s fees should they prevail.
Deems a state’s receipt of federal educational assistance for a program to constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity for conduct prohibited under this Act regarding such program.“
While this may sound innocent enough, maybe even good, what is neither innocent nor good but rather a symptom of our countries continued slide into hedonism and depravity is that fact the justification for this bill’s constitutionality is the infamous commerce clause. We should not be allowing our congressmen to get away with this nonsense.
If the constitution allows this, then the tenth amendment has no meaning (except that it was put in afterwards as an amendment and therefore trumps the commerce clause).
Please call or write your congressman/woman and ask them to call for the ejection of congressman Polis for this outrageous abuse of power.