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Christian university to ban people from dressing outside of their biological sex

by Sophie Drew

A Christian university has proposed limiting expressions of gender and sexual identity amongst it's students. 

The new rules would see students forced to dress in keeping with the biological sex prescribed to them at birth.

Students at Lee University have also been banned from rising up against the restrictions,  according to a leaked draft obtained by WTVC-TV in Tennessee. 

If the changes come to pass, same sex couples will be banned from showing affection to one another whilst on campus. 

Pre-marital sex could also be banned. 

Many have labelled the potential policy as discriminatory, particularly towards the LGBT community. 

The private university - based in Cleveland - has strict, traditional Christian ethics. 

According to their website, the institution provides "clear expectations" in order to help students combine their walk with God with student life. 

Those attending Lee full-time are expected to attend at least 70 per cent of chapel services offered across the semester, of which there are four each week. 

The Affirming Alum Collective, an LGBT alumni group, have condemned the move.

In a statement, they said: "The Affirming Alum Collective stands ready to support students on Lee University's campus, who find themselves at odds with these policies and advocate for the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ students in the campus community.

"We take this stand because, while our alma mater currently insists on policies which have a demonstrably negative impact on students, we believe in Lee's inclusive culture of faith, hope, and love, and we trust that it will prevail."

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