Betsy DeVos “refuses to affirm” that she would…

Betsy DeVos “refuses to affirm” that she would protect LGBT students from discrimination

  • Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) slammed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Tuesday when she “refused to affirm” that her department would protect students from discrimination in her testimony before the Senate.
  • “I think that’s very important for the public to know that today, the secretary of education, before this committee, refused to affirm that she would put forward a program that would ban discrimination based on LGBTQ status of students or would ban discrimination based on religion,” Merkley said.
  • The testy exchange occurred during a Senate hearing on President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget, which calls for massive cuts to education. Read more (6/6/17)