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CU regents make statement against transgender discrimination

June 25, 2010

Several students and staff members spoke to the CU Board of Regents Friday outlining incidents transgender discrimination on campus.

Current CU policy prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, but Hillary Montague-Asp, co-chair of the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender Student Advisory Board, says that is not enough.

"Transgender has nothing to do with sexual orientation," Montague-Asp said. "Our main focus is that gender expression and gender identity are completely different subjects from sexual orientation and therefore should be defined separately."

The board passed a resolution sending a message to its campuses and the community against the discrimination of all people, including transgender people.

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