NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The House has given final approval to a bill seeking to rescind Vanderbilt University's "all-comers" policy, which requires school groups to allow any interested students to join and run for office.
The Senate approved its version of the bill sponsored by Republican Judiciary Chairwoman Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet on a 19-12 vote on Monday. The House later followed suit on a 61-22 vote. Thirteen members abstained.
Christian student leaders have been vocal in opposition to the Vanderbilt policy, saying their groups shouldn't be forced to admit members -- and possibly leaders -- who do not share their beliefs.
Opponents say lawmakers shouldn't be dictating policy to private institutions.
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