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University Votes on Same-Sex Homecoming Couples


The University of North Texas's Student Government Association wants its student body to decide whether same-sex couples should be allowed to run for homecoming court.

By a 22-1 vote October 21, the Student Senate approved a measure calling for a referendum on the question, reports The Dallas Morning News.

Earlier this year the Student Senate had voted not to allow gay couples compete for homecoming court. That decision led to protests that caused the Senate to lift its ban and allow the student body to vote on the issue.

"I'm just glad that the Senate was able to reconsider the issue and let the students decide," said Dakota Carter, president of the Student Government Association told the News. "We showed we are willing to listen."

Voting is scheduled to take place online from November 16 to 20 on the student government's website, This year's homecoming court was already crowned at UNT's homecoming game October 17, but if approved, same-sex couples would be eligible to compete in 2010.

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