Senate panel moves to strip UT diversity funding

Tennessean: A panel of state lawmakers voted Wednesday to strip state funding from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s diversity office following months of outrage from Republican lawmakers over two controversial posts on the office’s website.

In September the Knoxville diversity office published a column encouraging students and professors to use gender-neutral pronouns such as ze and xym when people requested them. Then, in December, media attention swirled around a separate post that gave UT employees tips to “ensure your holiday party is not a Christmas party in disguise.”

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