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GOP Rep. Landry to U. of Louisiana: Drop Your Gay Studies Program

Friday, 24 Aug 2012 02:17 PM

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Rep. Jeff Landry, R-La., has again urged the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to drop its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) studies program.

The university should focus on training students in areas where they can find jobs instead, he says, according to Lafayette TV station KATC, The Hill reports.

"Please do not assign scarce assets meant for 15,000 students on a minor that serves five people and offers nothing for direct employment prospects," Landry wrote in a letter to the school. "I hope the university will put our people over politics."

Landry and university President Joseph Savoie have been fighting over the issue since the program began earlier in the year. Landry asked Savoie to dump it in July, inquiring whether there were any federal rules that prevented the university from doing so. The congressman said he would "do everything in my power to either repeal these requirements or secure a waiver for the university."

Savoie responded in a letter of his own saying, "universities support student learning and produce new knowledge, educated leaders, informed citizens, and expert professional skills and training."

That didn’t make Landry too happy. Savoie’s reply represents an “attempt to turn the program into a political soap box," the legislator said. "Your allowance of political pressure to implement this program not only jeopardizes the integrity of our university, but it also jeopardizes the access to courses our students need to compete in today's economy."


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