Tuesday, April 21, 2009

UW-Stevens Point SGA will not get an LGBTQ director

The Student Government Association of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will not have a director of LGBTQ issues added to its staff. In a recent vote of the student senate, only 10 of 16 representatives voted in favor of the position, which needed three-quarters of the vote to pass.

In response, one senator resigned and the SGA president has started a liquids-only hunger strike.

Some players are painting the opposition as anti-gay, but at least one opponent said he voted against the position because he felt it would take power away from the campus Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). According to the student newspaper The Pointer, that senator also resigned, saying he wanted to use his time to strengthen the GSA.

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