Remove hurtful anti-gay policy from Mississippi College\'s student handbook
Mississippi College\'s current student policy banning \"homosexual activities\" is discriminatory towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. It creates an unfair disparity in treatment between heterosexual and homosexual students and perpetuates a homophobic environment where LGBT students and their allies are fearful of living open and honest lives. We believe that all students, regardless of their sexual orientation, deserve to be treated fairly, equally, and with dignity and respect. The current policy, and the manner in which it is enforced, confuse sexual orientation with sexual acts. Accordingly, we recommend that Mississippi College amend its student policy to remove any reference to \"homosexual activities\". Current policy: \"Sexual impropriety includes but is not limited to participation in or appearance of engaging in premarital sex, extramarital sex or homosexual activities.\" Suggested policy: \"All students should live their lives with integrity and refrain from sexual impropriety. Sexual impropriety includes, but is not limited to, participation or appearance of engaging in premarital or extramarital sex\".