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Hundreds Stage Pro Gay Protest at Notre Dame


More than 100 students and faculty marched on the University of Notre Dame campus Wednesday, urging the administration to add sexual orientation to the school's antidiscrimination policy and to recognize the campus's gay-straight alliance, WNDU reports.

The demonstration comes about two weeks after a campus newspaper printed an antigay cartoon, which resulted in the resignation of the paper's assistant managing editor.

"This is a way to show the university that this is not just a small group of students that that think [antigay discrimination] is a problem here on campus, but that there are a lot of supporters for this issue," said Jessica Mahon, one of the protest organizers.

After marching on campus, the group headed to the school's main building to deliver a letter to university president Reverend John I. Jenkins.

"Father Jenkins, the time is right to pursue full justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual students, and their heterosexual allies," read Laurel Javors. "We must move beyond words and into concrete actions, which fully bring us into equality at Notre Dame."

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