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Atonement
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I don't usually post things that identify my location, but this is just too much.

http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Controversial-Religious-Fee-Opt-Out-Bill-Approved-by-TAMU-Student-Senate-201386811.html

I just can't believe that in this day and age college students are behaving with so much hate. I always knew that these issues (as well as religious tolerance in general) were a big problem here, but even I never thought something so blatantly discriminatory would be passed. It really makes me ashamed to be an Aggie.

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Heather
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Oh, for crying our loud. [Frown]

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Heather
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Out, even.

(Apparently I was so frazzled by it, I forgot how to spell.)

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Molias
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Eurgh. I'd be really upset by this too.

(I can share in alma mater shame; UNC-Chapel Hill's abysmal handling of rape and sexual assault cases on campus has made national news in a big way recently and it makes me want to tear my hair out!)

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Nicholas Chan
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Yuck, yuck and more yuck..

We have some bad discrimination here in Singapore too.
Here, "indecent exposure in public by two members of the same sex is prohibited".

In other words, gays cannot be gay in public.

It's been enforced a few times too, once on a fabulous friend of mine who was photographed kissing his boyfriend by an aunty, then reported for it!

In Singapore, the reasoning is that we're a traditional Asian country and homosexual behaviour is against the traditional ideal.

The nerve! [Frown]

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Atonement
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Good news! The class president had the sense to veto it, so it will not be coming to pass!

Still doesn't say much for our student senate though....

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Molias
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Well, that's some good news at least. I'm glad to hear it.
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