A&M student bill on GLBT center funding shot down

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Associated Press

Posted on April 6, 2013 at 3:04 PM

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University's student body president has vetoed legislation from the student senate that could have taken away money from a campus center that supports gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.

The Eagle of Bryan-College Station reports (http://bit.ly/11x63wU) the senate had earlier this week approved a bill that could have let students opt out of funding the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Resource Center through their school fees.

But student body president John Claybrook on Friday vetoed the bill, saying A&M is a welcoming school. The campus is located about 100 miles northwest of Houston.

The bill had originally been aimed at defunding the center. But the bill's scope was broadened to focus on funding exemptions based on religious grounds.

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Information from: The Eagle, http://www.theeagle.com

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