Hate Group Wrote Public School’s Anti-LGBTQ Policies

Richmond’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Emails obtained by 8News show that a Hanover County School Board member reached out to a top legal strategist for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) a week before he tried to set a meeting between the board and the organization. A month later, the school board approved a plan to have ADF, which some have classified as an “anti-LGBTQ hate group,” review the district’s policy regarding the treatment of LGBTQ students.

On March 16, 8News filed an FOIA Request seeking all of the county’s school board members’ emails concerning ADF since Nov. 21, 2021. In March, Hanover’s School Board voted 4-3 to allow ADF to review the board’s equal educational opportunities policy. Although key details in the conversations were largely redacted – blacked out – by the school district, the emails shed some light on how the board and ADF came together.

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