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Baylor may nix 'homosexual' from Sexual Misconduct Code


Baylor's Student Government passed a controversial new Non-Discrimination Act that could change the universities Sexual Misconduct Code.

The Student Senate passed the resolution to change part of its Students Sexual Misconduct Code Thursday night after hearing argument from both sides.

Baylor's current code reads:

"Baylor will be guided by the understanding that sexuality is a gift from the creator god and that the purposes of this gift include (1), the procreation of human life and (2), the uniting and strengthening of the marital bond in self-giving love. Those purposed are to be achieved through heterosexual relationships within marriage.

"Misuse of god's gift will be understood to include but not limited to sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault, incest, adultery fornication and homosexual acts."

The Student Senate plans to remove the phrase "homosexual acts" and replace it with the phrase "non-marital consensual deviate sexual intercourse."    

Baylor's Internal Vice President stood by the Student Senate's decision and issued this statement to News Channel 25, Friday.

"As Baylor University Student Senate announces the passage of a piece of legislation regarding the modification to the Sexual Misconduct Policy, we do so with the utmost care for students, professionalism in or operations and dedication to the mission of the University.

The body entered a conversation to thoughtfully evaluate each aspect of the modification as it relates to the student experience. In this discussion, Student Senate looked to our governing documents and precedents to create a fully democratic environment. In this representative atmosphere, student senate investigated a matter pertinent to the interests of the greater student body. Furthermore, the body remained vigilant in upholding the ideals and values of our Christian university. It was concluded that the question of modification should be referred to University administrators as well as several other representative entities for further investigation." 

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