Because backwards, right-wing religious zealots who hate equality and freedom are the most important people in the world and must be accommodated at every possible turn, the Pflugerville Independent School District–it’s a northern suburb of Austin–has said it will reconsider its decision to extend domestic partner benefits to employees. Summary: THE GAYS OH GOD THE GAYS.
According to the Pflugerville Educators Association president: “There has been pressure from the religious community in Pflugerville pushing back against it. … Their issue is that they think somehow this supports gay marriage.”
Despite the fact that the district leadership and education association brass seem to think that this is totally stupid and ridiculous and it’s not even about gay marriage you guys, it extends domestic partner benefits to hetero people toooooooo they’re gonna backtrack. Charles Dupre, PISD Superintendent:
“From my perspective, it was simply a change to our benefits plan that recognized our ongoing dialogue about equity and social justice, and our dedication to valuing every member of the PISD family.”
Whew! At least Christians have talked the district down from “valuing every member of the PISD family,” that could have been really horrifying.