Monday, October 19, 2009

Banning Cross-Dressing on Campus

Morehouse College in Georgia is banning cross-dressing on campus. We will get into this one on the show today. Does the school have a right to tell anyone how to dress in their free time, let alone someone who may be transgender? This story is all about anxiety at an all-male school, but it's baffling that the gay group on campus reportedly just went along:

The dress-wearing ban is aimed at a small part of the private college's 2,700-member student body, said Dr. William Bynum, vice president for Student Services.

"We are talking about five students who are living a gay lifestyle that is leading them to dress a way we do not expect in Morehouse men," he said.

Before the school released the policy, Bynum said, he met with Morehouse Safe Space, the campus' gay organization.

"We talked about it and then they took a vote," he said. "Of the 27 people in the room, only three were against it."