Virginia Passes Ban on Campus 'All-Comers' Policies
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- 2013 Feb 26
The Virginia state legislature passed a measure giving college student groups the right to grant membership only to those who share their beliefs and mission, CBN News reports. The bill is meant to ban universities from instituting an "all-comers" policy that forces religious groups to admit members who don't share their faith. Last year, Tennessee's Vanderbilt University created an uproar with a nondiscrimination policy that forbade student ministries from restricting their leadership to Christians only; Virginia legislators said they wanted to keep that from happening in their state. The bill now awaits the signature of Gov. Bob McDonnell.