WACO, Texas – The world's largest Baptist university has dropped specific references to homosexual acts from its sexual conduct policy.
The Baylor University's policy now only specifies "that physical sexual intimacy is to be expressed in the context of marital fidelity."
The resolution to make the policy apply equally to all students, faculty and staff was presented to university regents in November 2013. Regents approved the change in May.
Baylor spokeswoman Lori Fogleman says regents approved the changes because they didn't believe the previous language "reflected Baylor's caring community."
However, the policy's application for married same-sex couples is less clear. The policy's application section of the policy still cites a 1963 Southern Baptist doctrinal statement specifying marriage as united one man and one woman in a lifetime commitment.