Plan to Drop Baylor 'Homosexual Acts' Phrase Fails

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WACO, Texas (AP) A student leader at the world's largest Baptist university has nixed an effort to drop the words "homosexual acts" from the school's sexual misconduct policy.

Wesley Hodges on Thursday vetoed a resolution that would have replaced the phrase with "nonmarital consensual deviate sexual intercourse."

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports Baylor's Student Senate last week approved the change.

Hodges on Thursday told senators that Baylor's board of regents likely would not give final approval to the change. Senate members did not have a two-thirds majority to override his veto.

The sponsor, Trenton Garza, argued the current policy is unfair because it does not also ban all sexual acts between heterosexual students.

The current policy, which supports "heterosexual relationships within marriage," bans sexual abuse, sexual harassment, incest, adultery, fornication and homosexual acts.

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