On December 10, 1993, I was interviewed on WLVI, Channel 56 during the ten o’clock news. On a segment called “First Protection”, I spoke about my advocacy to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Massachusetts public schools.
More from “First Protection”:
Announcer: It’s a national first for Governor Weld. The Governor signed a law today banning discrimination against gay students. Public schools will now be legally responsible for protecting homosexual students from harassment and ensuring them equal access to student groups and activities. Marsian De Lellis, a student at Belmont high says students aren’t asking for special rights, they just want to be treated like everyone else.
Marsian De Lellis: You can also look at it as a preventative measure that it could get schools into shape so that it respects all of its students regardless of their sexual orientation.
Announcer: The Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights is planning a celebration of the new law next Wednesday at the State House.