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Nondiscrimination bill to be voted on by SGA

UH administration has put the alterations to the student handbook suggested last semester by the Student Government Association back into the hands of the student senate.

The SGA will vote on a new GENDA bill, written by communications and political science senior Michael McHugh, to decide whether to include “gender identity and expression” in nondiscrimination section of the UH student handbook, according to the bill text.

“The UCC has returned this issue to the students citing that SGA has the most appropriate jurisdiction for amending the student handbook,” McHugh said in an email.

McHugh plans on introducing the bill in the senate meeting on Wednesday, he said.

“Meanwhile, the Faculty Senate will address employment nondiscrimination again.” McHugh said.

“This resolution, before anything else, is about protecting students,” James Lee said. Lee said this about the original GENDA bill, as reported by The Daily Cougar on Oct. 19.

“We have an obligation to protect our fellow students, and transgender students are here for the same reason we all are — to learn and become successful, productive individuals in society.”

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