Suburban School Board Asks Member To Quit Over Gay Comments

CBS Chicago

(CBS) — The Warren Township school board in far north Suburban Gurnee is asking one of its board members to step down for voicing concern about hiring someone who is gay or lesbian as the district’s next superintendent, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

In an 18 minute resolution that called her a bigot who has poisoned the air, potentially driven away well-qualified candidates and has consistently shown up unprepared for meetings, the Warren Township board asked Liz Biondi to either quit or be removed by the Lake County Regional School Superintendent who has the power.

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Biondi apologized after publicly suggesting a gay superintendent might have to deal with more personal issues than school issues.

“I have very good friends who are gay or lesbian, and I’m concerned that if we hired someone that we were not aware of that…

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