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Eastern Mennonite Reviews Same-Sex Hiring Policy

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - Eastern Mennonite University is reviewing its policy to not hire people who are in same-sex relationships.

The review includes a six-month listening process that began in January.

The university in Harrisonburg is conducting an online survey through April 30 to gather public input. The survey is posted on the university's website, www.emu.edu/listen/survey /.

Eastern Mennonite conducted a previous survey to obtain input from students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors.

Valley Family Forum Chaplain John Sloop tells WHSV-TV that changing the policy would go against the word of God. He says the university would lose support

Claire Whiting attends a Mennonite church. She says the change could be positive.

The President's Cabinet will make a recommendation on whether to change the policy to the university's board of directors in June.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Information from: WHSV-TV, http://www.whsv.com/
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