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Duke University Drops College Republicans For Ousting Gay Chairman Justin Robinette

And there will be justice for Justin Robinette. Duke University’s student senate last night yanked the College Republican’s charter and funding, effectively dropping them as a recognized student organization after they ousted Robinette as chairman upon learning he’s gay.

A vindicated Robinette emails Queerty:

Tonight the DSG Senate voted to strip the College Republicans of their charter. The Senate also separately voted to de-fund the group an d thereby make sure they could not use student funding. At one point, the Senate considered an amendment to the legislation which would deny Carter Boyle and Rachel Provost privileges to be on the Executive Board based on their anti-gay, racist, and anti-Semitic e-mails that were provided as evidence of their bigotry. This was amendment eventually struck down. Rachel Provost, the Chief of Staff, denied all allegations, including the anti-gay text messages and e-mails she sent. She alleged that when blackmailing the Vice-Chair, she was attempting to help him by telling him he would be blackmailed by the DCR, ahead of time.

Chief of Staff Provost denied that they impeached me because I was gay, and alleged I voted for my own impeachment. Senator Bhutani spoke at one point and said: “Justin was ostensibly, probably, impeached for being gay”, and Senator Bergmann said: as a recognized group, they will be able to be selective in their membership, but they can’t harass someone “for being gay.” Provost denied that Boyle placed a note which read “Nagger: Kentucky Fried Chicken” under a student’s door, also. This is directly contradicted by witness testimony from Laura Nickelhoff, who was in attendance. Chairman Boyle did not attend the meeting and his absence was noted by the Senate. Also absent was the faculty advisor, Professor Peter Feaver. Members of the Senate suggested strongly that this conduct was unacceptable, and that ideally, the DCR would impeach its entire Executive Board.

It’s the end of a long road to salvation for Robinette and eight other plaintiffs who alleged misconduct within the College Republicans. Now everyone can focus on more important matters, like finding a job after college.

By:           JD
On:           Sep 9, 2010
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  • 16 Comments
    • Scarey Palin
      Scarey Palin

      Gay Republican is an oxymoron… and every gay Republican I’ve known HAS been a moron.

      Sep 9, 2010 at 9:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"
      Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      Is Duke a junior high or a university?

      Sep 9, 2010 at 9:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      He is so young and he has already had more experience with life than I did at 40. Lets hope that he soon gives up his addiction to republicanism.

      Sep 9, 2010 at 9:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      [img]http://www.uflxlive.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/simpsons_nelson_haha2-300×279.jpg[/img]

      PS: Justin if you and your abs wanna celebrate call me! :p

      [img]http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/18/s_c68debcc14e749698730928f62610707.jpg[/img]

      Sep 9, 2010 at 9:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      [img]http://www.smiteahippie.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/simpsons_nelson_haha2.jpg[/img]

      Was supposed to go above……. :p

      Sep 9, 2010 at 9:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Mike in Asheville, nee “in Brooklyn”: Congrats! I am pretty sure your powerfull, brave post on the HIV thread recieved the record number of thumbs ups!

      Sep 9, 2010 at 9:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      Aww, love happy endings!

      Sep 9, 2010 at 9:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adman
      adman

      Who needs Republicans when there are so many conservadem Blue Dogs anyway?

      Sep 9, 2010 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatever
      whatever

      Aw, no more College Repubs? Who’s going to hold Affirmative Action bake sales and needle minority students on campus? Seriously, good riddance. There is probably no more useless organization on campus than the CR.

      Sep 9, 2010 at 11:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jamison
      jamison

      its OKAY to be conservative and gay,

      however it is oxymoronic to be a gay republican and/ or vote for the majority of republican candidates.

      Sep 9, 2010 at 11:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      Let’s see if the college sticks to it’s guns. I can just see the college rethuglicans reapplying next term for a new charter and getting it. And this whole “tempest in a teapot” will have accomplished what exactly? Don’t misunderstand – I LOVE the idea that these people publicly had to deny, lie, pretend they aren’t homophobic, at least it is now considered wrong to be homophobic, but at the close of the day, they still are.

      I agree with Fitz also, let’s hope he gives up his Rethuglican ways…

      Sep 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Queer Supremacist
      Queer Supremacist

      Justice is served.

      Now let’s see the little Rebreedercans get thrown out of school and into jail where they can get the daily rapes they very much deserve.

      Sep 9, 2010 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      I’m confused – I’m glad they lost their charter and I hope the college keeps groups that discriminate unfunded. That doesn’t mean they will. I hope Mr. Robinette sees the error of his ways – so why all the thunbs down?

      Sep 9, 2010 at 9:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatever
      whatever

      @Jaroslaw: college rs probably did a search and are thumbing unfavorable comments down…

      Sep 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • andrew
      andrew

      Alright, maybe he is a republican at heart which amazes me because of all the crap that republican seem to want to pass and or oppose… but the fact that he is gay shouldn’t matter and it was wrong for them to kick him off.
      Personally he’s better off now and he can now focus on better things like not joining and or participating with morons…

      Sep 13, 2010 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • what a lie
      what a lie

      Actually DCR has never lost its charter or funding. Everything has been just fine for them. The DSG Senate voted on it after they knew the prez would veto it. They just had to appease a power-hungry guy that wouldn’t stop.

      Oct 21, 2010 at 1:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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