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AZ Top Ed Chief Apologizes for Anti-Gay Remarks

Filed By Ed Team | November 09, 2011 8:48 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: anti-gay propaganda, Arizona, John Huppenthal, public apology, Superintendent of Public Instruction

"Every child deserves to learn in a safe, healthy and positive educational environment, one that celebrates all our differences rather than one that alienates others for being different. While I cannot undo what I have said in the past, I understand my obligation to represent our vibrant education community in all its diversity in a positive light going forward. Once again, please accept my sincerest apology for my poor choice of words and my absolute assurance that there was no attempt to disparage any member of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community."

-- Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, John Huppenthal, who during a public panel referenced "known homosexuals" who "have been engaged in past inappropriate behavior" to describe all of Arizona's gay and lesbian community.

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