Let’s take a closer look at how the LGBT community at Berkeley UC has been treating student senator Isabella Chow.
It all began “when the Queer Alliance Resource Center asked the student Senate to pass a bill condemning the Trump administration for considering a legal definition of gender that would require it to match a person’s sex at birth.”
It’s probably safe to assume that QARC is an student activist group. The student activists wanted the student Senate to cast some symbolic vote in support of the activists’ ideology. When the vote was taken, 18 (of 20) students voted to support the activists’ ideology and one student, Isabella Chow, abstained (the other called in sick). Chow must have sensed (correctly so) that a mere abstention was going to make her a target of vindictive spite, so she prepared a short statement explaining her reasons. The statement can be found in its entirety on her FB page: https://www.facebook.com/isabellapchow
Her statement is polite, where she basically explains that because of her identity as a Christian, she could not, in good conscience, vote in favor of the senate bill.
Note the response from the LGBT community and its allies (as reported here). Don’t quickly pass over it; let each one sink in.