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  Cuccinelli asks colleges to rescind policies protecting gay state employees
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Last EditedRP  Mar 05, 2010 01:29pm
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AuthorRosalind S. Helderman
MediaNewspaper - Washington Post
News DateFriday, March 5, 2010 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionVirginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has asked the state's public colleges and universities to rescind policies that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, arguing in a letter sent to each school Thursday that their boards of visitors have no legal authority to adopt such statements.

In the letter, Cuccinelli (R) wrote that only the General Assembly can extend legal protections to gay state employees -- a move the legislature has repeatedly declined to take, including as recently as this week.
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