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An Open Letter to FCPS: The necessity of adding a non-binary option on school-related forms

A third option is necessary when selecting gender on school-related forms.

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019

Dear FCPS: In 2019, the District of Columbia’s public school system will apply a third gender marker on their enrollment forms, allowing students to select “non-binary” rather than male or female when indicating the child’s gender. Almost all public school districts in Maryland and the D.C. region include gender identity as a protected class in their non-discrimina...

Free speech is not an excuse for discrimination

Jack Phillips says cake is his art so he should have free speech

by Lilly Player and Rachel Player

January 24, 2018

In 2012, David Mullins and his partner, Charlie Craig, walked into Masterpiece Cakeshop, owned by Jack Phillips, and asked for a wedding cake. Phillips denied their request for a wedding cake, saying that making a wedding cake for a same sex marriage was against his religious beliefs. Mullins and Craig file...

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