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College doesn't want exclusively LGBT group




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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- Students seeking to form a gay-straight alliance at Lindenwood University have reached a compromise with school officials.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that gays will have a formally recognized student organization at the university in the St. Louis suburb of St. Charles. But sexual orientation cannot be a part of the title, and the group must be expanded to include "other students in need of understanding and support."

Graduate student Jack Sago says that at the end of the day, the group accomplished its goal.

And administrators at the private university say the organization will operate as a social justice group.

But the advisor for the gay-straight alliance at nearby St. Louis University thought it was a bad idea. Kenjus Watson says lumping various groups of students together "waters down" efforts.

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