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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

California Med School Criticized for Banning Gay Student Groups
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Monday publicly decried the decision of the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, a private medical school in Vallejo, CA, to ban a student group that focuses on the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and students.
In 2002, students at the school formed the Touro University Gay-Straight Alliance (TUGSA) with the mission of "promoting equitable health care delivery through awareness and education, and... representing diversity both on campus and in medicine." This month, Touro's administration, citing the school's Orthodox Jewish heritage, revoked the group's charter and rescinded its funding, which had already been approved.


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