TX school rejects same-sex proposal

November 23, 2009 4:26:54 PM PST
A referendum has been voted down that would have allowed same-sex couples at the University of North Texas in Denton to be elected as the school's homecoming court next year. The University of North Texas Student Government Association released the results Monday on its Web site. The referendum was defeated by a vote of 2,836 to 2,059, with 13.5 percent of the student body casting ballots.

If it had passed, UNT would have become one of the first universities in the country to allow same-sex couples to run for homecoming court.

The SGA senate voted to allow students to decide the issue after the university drew national attention earlier this year when the SGA rejected a bill to allow same-sex couples to run for homecoming.