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Belmont University Says It Values Input Of Professors

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Belmont University in Nashville said the school values the input of the Faculty Senate.

The university statement on Tuesday came after professors at the school asked for campus discussion of sexual identity issues.

A gay soccer coach at Belmont left the school abrubtly, sparking a controversy over the school's role in her departure.

The Faculty Senate approved a resolution late Monday in support of gay members of the campus community. The resolution also invites administration officials to discuss the issue.

Belmont officials have denied that Lisa Howe was forced to step down after telling her women's soccer team members she is gay. Howe's players say she was forced out by the university.

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