Private Christian university says no sex outside heterosexual marriage. LGBTQ alumni say that discriminates
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School forbids sexual intimacy outside ‘biblical intentions’ of heterosexual marriage Within a year of starting school at Redeemer University, Lauren Druif wanted out. As a queer student, she knew there was a risk of being an outcast at the private Christian school in Ancaster, a suburban area of Hamilton, Ont. But a school policy that says students will be disciplined for any sexual behaviour that occurs outside a heterosexual marriage, based on what Redeemer calls “biblical intentions,” made her feel like an outsider. “That was a huge influence on the final decision to leave…. I can’t think of anything other than discrimination to call it,” said 22-year-old Druif of Acton, Ont., who left the school in 2016.