William Jessup University

Name: William Jessup University
Location: Redding, California
Religious Affiliation: Nondenominational
Enrollment: 592
Website: www.jessup.edu
Senior College Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Concerning GLBT Equality:

The William Jessup University 2006-07 student handbook could not be located online. However The Washington Times published an article in the August 31, 2006 issue titled "New California gay anti-bias law assailed." The article reads:

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this week made it illegal for state-funded service providers, such as police and fire departments and universities, to discriminate against homosexuals, bisexuals and transgendered persons.

Senate Bill 1441, signed into law Monday by Mr. Schwarzenegger, "closes a crucial gap" in state civil rights law, said lead sponsor state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, who was backed by Equality California, a homosexual rights group.

But conservative groups say it will allow attacks on organizations that believe homosexuality is unnatural or sinful, and is an "assault" on religious freedom.

The new law will "force religious colleges to either abandon their biblical standards on sexuality or reject students with state financial aid," said Randy Thomasson, president of the Campaign for Children and Families.

Numerous Christian colleges, such as Westmont College, Shasta Bible College, Trinity Law School and William Jessup University, asked Mr. Schwarzenegger to veto the bill, he said.

The article can be viewed here.

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