- Posted April 4, 2013 by
College Station, Texas
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Texas A&M Student Senate Passes Discriminatory LGBT Bill
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
After three hours of open forum, testimonies from the student body, and debates among the senators, the TAMU student senate has passed a revised version of SB 65-70, which was originally drafted to allow university students to opt-out of the university fee that funds the GLBT resource center. The revised edition would allow students to opt-out of any fees for any religious reasons. However, when listing the student fees eligible for opt-out, the only fee that the legislators who drafted the bill could name was the fee that funds the GLBT resource center. As the 7th least LGBT-friendly campus in the US, according to the Princeton Review, this comes as a surprise to no-one in the A&M LGBT community, but should come as a surprise to the rest of the state of Texas and to the rest of the nation. As we are significantly outnumbered, we are asking for your help to bring this to the forefront of national attention.