University of Colorado delays vote on nondiscrimination policy
BY Advocate.com Editors
February 16 2001 1:00 AM ET
The University of Colorado regents decided Wednesday to wait until at least April before voting on a measure to include sexual orientation in the schools nondiscrimination policy. The move came following an outcry by religious conservatives about the proposed change in policy. The regents will hear additional public testimony on the measure before voting on it. In deciding to postpone the vote, the regents seemed divided over the measure. I dont believe sexual orientation is a representative class that needs protection, regent Norwood Robb said. I can think of five or six groups you could add to that list, and then it becomes an alphabet soup of protected status. However, regent Jim Martin said, If this were a perfect world and we were a perfect university, we wouldnt need this. But human nature shows us there is a bias.
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