I have been called all of those things in public and private forums. Why? Because when asked if I support transgender bathrooms in a k - 12 public school system, I did not give an unqualified "yes". Equity is considering the needs of all families/children, including the vast majority who do not identify as transgender. No matter the issue, finding solutions that do not divide our county will take courageous, creative and reasonable leaders who are willing to bridge the divide where possible. And, when made impossible to bridge the divide, good leaders are willing to move forward without the anvil of irrationality causing our failure.
Let's not make the word equity useless, because the spirit of equity is bigger than one issue for the 56K students of Howard County.