The has said that the question on the entrance form will be optional. Other groups have said that this will just lead to preferential treatment in the end.

“It’s a very bad idea," Ward Connerly, president of the American Civil Rights Institute told "I think that it will lead to another protected class.”

Gay advocates are excited about the option on the form and say that it is no different than the other optional information they gather on enrollment forms.

“It’s much like asking race or gender,” Matt Comer, a spokesman for Campus Pride, a national LGBT student advocacy group told, “Not only will it provide more accurate statistics, but the administration can be held accountable for the services they may or may not provide to the student body.”

Other experts have stated that the fact that it is optional would skew results as many students would not be comfortable and answer dishonestly.

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