Murray State Bans Sexual Orientation Discrimination

The House approved the first federal ban on job discrimination against gays, lesbians and bisexuals. (AP / CBS)

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Murray State University's board of regents have added language that includes sexual orientation in its non-discrimination policy.

The board voted on Friday for the change, which bans the university from discriminating against gay and lesbian students, staff and faculty.

Seven members voted in favor of the change; three voted against it and another member abstained.

Board Chairman Alan Stout says Murray State was the only public university in Kentucky that didn't have that wording in its nondiscrimination policy.

Board member Bill Adams, who voted no, says he was concerned the
change would open the door to future expectations and possible
Information from: The Paducah Sun,

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