SGA to introduce resolution against BYU

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A resolution against Brigham Young University’s bid to join the Big 12 Conference will be introduced at the Student Governing Association meeting tonight.

According to the SGA meeting agenda, the resolution is titled “Inclusivity In Big 12 Conference Expansion.”

The resolution states that BYU “policies openly discriminate against its LGBT students, faculty and staff.”

“BYU’s Honor Code explicitly prohibits its students, staff and faculty from ‘not only sexual relations between members of the same sex, but all forms of physical intimacy that give expression to homosexual feelings,'” the resolution states.

Because of this, the resolution states, “KSU SGA believes that Brigham Young University’s discriminatory policies and practices are inconsistent with the values of the Big 12 Conference,” and, “KSU SGA does not support BYU’s membership bid to join the Big 12 Conference at this time.”

Usually, legislation is introduced one week and voted on at the next week’s meeting. It would be possible for senators to special order the resolution and vote on tonight.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. in the Big 12 Room of the K-State Student Union.

Read the full resolution below:

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Jason Tidd
Jason Tidd graduated from Kansas State University's Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2017. He was the spring 2017 editor-in-chief, fall 2016 news editor and spring 2016 assistant news editor. While at K-State, Jason played baritone in the Pride of Wildcat Land marching band.