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All-Comers Ban Returns, Limited to State Schools

All-Comers Ban Returns, Limited to State Schools

February 11, 2013 at 2:27 pm

State legislation meant to undermine Vanderbilt University’s anti-discrimination policy for student groups is rising from the ashes. Last year a similar bill was slapped down with Governor Bill Haslam’s first veto.

Religious Debate in State House Precedes Idling of Anti-All Comers Bill

April 26, 2012 at 10:00 pm

The state House Thursday night debated how to protect Christian groups from having to follow a university rule intended to prevent discrimination. Both sides claimed Jesus Christ was on their side. But the sponsor finally dropped the bill into parliamentary limbo.

VU Board Convenes as Christian Groups Pushed Off Campus

VU Board Convenes as Christian Groups Pushed Off Campus

April 19, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Christian students at Vanderbilt are trying to attract the attention of university trustees during their final meeting of the school year. Groups who’ve chosen not to comply with a newly-enforced nondiscrimination policy want the board to intervene.

General Assembly To State Schools: You Can’t Make Student Groups Take ‘All Comers’

April 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Earlier this spring, student groups at Vanderbilt University fought back against a requirement that they accept “all comers.” The rule upset some Tennessee lawmakers, too, and they can vote on Thursday for a bill to essentially express their disapproval. But one is asking for an opinion on whether the bill passes legal muster.ristian groups said if they couldn’t require potential leaders to be Christian, they’d leave the campus.