Baylor University drops 'homosexual acts' from conduct rules

WACO, Texas (AP) - The world's largest Baptist university has dropped specific references to homosexual acts from its sexual conduct policy.

The Baylor University's policy now only specifies "that physical sexual intimacy is to be expressed in the context of marital fidelity."

University administrators presented a proposal to make the policy apply equally to all students, faculty and staff to regents, who approved them in May.

Baylor spokeswoman Lori Fogleman says regents approved the changes because they didn't believe the previous language "reflected Baylor's caring community."

However, the policy's application for married same-sex couples is less clear. The policy's application section still cites a 1963 Southern Baptist doctrinal statement specifying marriage as united one man and one woman in a lifetime commitment.

This story has been corrected to reflect regents voted on an administration recommendation presented in May, not proposal presented in November 2013, and that it was a policy proposal, not a resolution.

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