North Carolina school board member calls gay people ‘perverted,’ faces backlash

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WILMINGTON, N.C. — A member of a North Carolina school board is facing a backlash after she posted controversial comments about gay marriage to Facebook, according to WWAY.

New Hanover County School Board member Tammy Covil posted to following statement online, according to the TV station:

Gay marriage isn’t about marriage rights at all, it’s about forcing others to accept a perverted lifestyle choice as “normal.”

Several people seem to take offense with the comments. A group has recently formed calling for her resignation.

“I hate to think of our students who are struggling you know with their sexual identity, you know if they are discriminated against or bullied against, know that they don’t have a champion in Mrs. Covil,” said Elizabeth Redenbaugh, the new chair of the New Hanover County Democratic Party.

The New Hanover County Republican Party said they respect everyone’s right to their own opinions.

Covil hung up on a reporter when contacted by telephone for comment, according to WWAY. She’s up for reelection in 2016.