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The Texas A&M student senate late Wednesday passed a bill aimed at letting students opt out of funding the university's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Resource Center on religious grounds.
After three hours of tear-filled testimony and impassioned debate, the senate voted 35-28 to approve the measure to allow students to choose not to pay portions of their student fees to specific university services that conflict with their religious beliefs.
For weeks, the student-led bill had been aimed at defunding the Texas A&M GLBT center, but approximately 24 hours before the final vote,the "GLBT Funding Opt Out Bill" became "The Religious Funding Exemption Bill." Its scope was broadened, and it did not specifically mention GLBT services....
As an Aggie , class of 86, I would not have permitted any portion of my student fees to fund the glbt group if it were in my power to do so. For that matter, I would say no funds should go toward any religious group on campus either. I attended church while living in College Station, and gave money to the church. I do hope this bill stays in force and thank God for those strong enough to back this bill.
For a Texas school which seems to be known to be against queer arrangements, this student senate bill had a difficult time passing. It is still in doubt if it will stay passed and take effect. I wish them good luck on that, considering The Bible Says Homosexuality is Sin. At the very least Christians should be exempt from supporting queerness.