Anyways, the school board voted on it today or yesterday, and Kaye McGarry was alone in her views:
McGarry said the event would be a distraction in school and would promote a pro-homosexual agenda.
She said students should not be exposed to it and, those students should be allowed to stay home without punishment.
Ultimately, McGarry was the only board member who felt this way.
Her proposal was voted down 8-1.
It's strange, though. If McGarry truly believed that Day of Silence "would be a distraction in school and would promote a pro-homosexual agenda", the logical thing to do would be to try and ban students from participating--not excusing students who don't want to participate. Her actions clearly show that she wasn't concerned with a distraction to the learning process, she just didn't want to force kids to deal with the reality that there are gays amongst them.