Washington D.C., Nov 3, 2017 / 09:37 am
Georgetown University's Student Activities Commission voted Friday to maintain university funding for Love Saxa, a pro-marriage student group that had been accused by fellow students of promoting intolerance and hate.
The activities commission's Nov. 3 vote regarding Love Saxa was in response to a petition filed by a student-senator in the Georgetown University Student Association, and supported by leaders of gay pride student organizations at Georgetown.
They voted 8-4 to reject the argument levied by students Chad Gasman and Jasmin Ouseph that Love Saxa had violated standards that student organizations are ineligible for recognition and benefits "if their purpose or activities … foster hatred or intolerance of others because of their race, nationality, gender, religion, or sexual preferences."
Amelia Irvine, Love Saxa's president, told CNA: "I'm pleased with the outcome of last night's hearing. I hope that all parties can find a way to peacefully coexist. I'm very open to having a dialogue with interested students."