Student body president vetoes Non-Discrimination Act

By Shelby Leonard



Student Body President Wesley Hodges will speak at the student senate meeting tonight to explain his decision to veto the Non-Discrimination Act.

The Non-Discrimination Act, which proposed to remove the phrase “homosexual acts” from the Baylor Sexual Misconduct Code and replace it with “non-marital consensual deviate sexual intercourse.”

Hodges vetoed the bill Wednesday.

After Hodges speaks, a debate will take place and then the senate will vote on the veto.

If 2/3 of the student government members vote against the veto, the bill will continue on as planned. If not, the bill will be struck down and will not continue any further.

If approved, the bill will be sent to all voting members of the Baylor University Board of Regents, the Faculty Senate, the Staff Senate, John Whelan, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Director of Student Activities Matt Burchett and Vice President for Student Life Dr. Kevin P. Jackson.