University’s Human Rights Council to Boycott Homecoming Unless it Becomes Gender-Neutral
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This is happening at Southern Methodist University. Not even Christian schools are immune to the left.
The College Fix reports:
SMU human rights group to boycott homecomings unless they become ‘gender-neutral’
Southern Methodist University’s Human Rights Council and a few other campus organizations no longer will participate in homecoming celebrations unless they become “gender-neutral.”
In an open letter published in the Daily Campus, the HRC notes it participated in the last three homecomings, which have “historically [been] dominated by Greek organizations with mostly white members.” However, the group in charge of the event has reversed course on a gender-neutral policy after initially “communicating” it would implement one.
The HRC claims this year’s initial homecoming voting packet stated “organization[s] or teams may nominate two candidates for Homecoming Royalty, regardless of sex or gender identity.” The packet noted voting would be “consolidated into a single page” rather than separate ones for “king” and “queen.”
However, separate forms are indeed what was provided to voters.
The HRC claims the Student Foundation, the group in charge of homecoming, said the separate forms was an effort to “maintain ‘tradition’ in the Homecoming process amid the new challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Nevertheless, the HRC points to SMU’s “Statement of Nondiscrimination” which states “[our] commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.”
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