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Lawmaker looks to cut funding for University LGBT Centers

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A State Representative wants to cut funding for LGBT Student Resource Centers on public university campuses

State Rep Bill Zedler, a republican from Arlington, withdrew his amendment before the House could even vote.

Representative Zedler's amendment stated gender and sexuality student centers support, promote or encourage behavior that leads to high risk behavior for aids, HIV and any other STD's.

The amendment proposed to cut funding for LGBT student centers on state university campuses.

In a similar measure Wednesday, the Texas A&M Student Senate voted to approve a measure allowing students to opt out of funding the campus LGBT Resource Center if they have religious objections.

Randall Ellis, who works in health services, is against the amendment.

"We live in a society, whether it's your federal government, state government, local government, or your campus, you pay for things that benefit the community and I wish I could pick and choose the things I wanted to fund," Ellis said.

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