They and other critics said the policy was too broad and would be difficult to enforce."This could be a legal nightmare," Montoya said.
Hopkinson said she would have preferred an outright ban on relationships between faculty and undergraduate students, but she said she was satisfied with the compromise."It's a huge step for the university," she said.Binion, who helped draft the policy, said that while she believes most faculty members already recognize such standards of behavior, it was important for the university to take a clear stand."The very integrity of the university's academic mission is dependent on the accountability of the faculty member as a mentor, educator and evaluator," she said. But six campuses, including Berkeley, have conflict-of-interest guidelines urging professors to recuse themselves from overseeing students with whom they are romantically involved.The regents approved the policy on a voice vote, with two of them -- Regent Velma Montoya and student Regent Matt Murray -- asking that their opposition be registered.This public relations campaign was clearly and predictably dishonest.Promoters and supporters of the homosexualized agenda didn’t want social acceptance or tolerance, and they surely didn’t want “equal treatment” or “equal rights.” Gay rights advocates and their rainbow flag/pink equal sign supporters wanted created out of thin air for their benefit (at the expense of everyone else), special considerations, and legal protections.