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Governor Plans to Veto Vandy Nondiscrimination Bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee Govornor Bill Haslam says he'll veto a measure that would require Vanderbilt University to exempt student religious groups from its nondiscrimination policy.

Christian student leaders say their groups shouldn't be forced to admit members, and possibly leaders, who don’t share their beliefs.

Haslam, a Republican, says he disagrees with Vanderbilt's policy but believes it's, his words, "inappropriate for government to mandate the policies of a private institution."

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