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OU student body president calls on Humphreys to resign from Regents board

The Associated Press - December 11, 2017 4:03 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma’s student body president is chastising a Board of Regents member who compared gay people to pedophiles.

Student government President J.D. Baker released an open letter Sunday urging the campus to voice its opinion about comments Kirk Humphreys made on a local TV public affairs show over the weekend.

Baker says the comments were “outright disrespectful, out of line and ignorant.”

The president of the university’s LGBTQ Alumni Society went a step further Monday, calling on Humphreys to resign. Joe Sangirardi says Humphreys serves as a regent to support students, not attack them.

Humphreys made the comments during KFOR-TV’s public affairs show. The former Oklahoma City mayor also compared gay people to politicians who’ve recently resigned after allegations of sexual misconduct.

Humphreys has not responded to requests from The Associated Press for comment.

 

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